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Near Dark – Movie Review

“A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.”

Scream’s first solo movie review. 😀

This vampire movie has been on my radar for a little while now and after work one day this past week, I decided it was time to indulge my curiosity.

Boy meets beautiful girl one night. He pushes himself on her non-stop. He seriously needs someone to explain consent to him however, due to his insistence, girl gives in and makes out with him. Then bites him, and you know what? Good for her. She probably should have just drained him dry and saved herself a hell of a lot of hassle, but this is one of those horrid, love at first sight plots.

She brings him back to her vampire family and they insist he has to earn his place. He needs to kill someone himself. Despite being perfectly fine forcing himself on a person, he can’t KILL one because he’s a “good guy.” That’s the implication at least.

To be perfectly honest, there was about 15 minutes of this entire movie that make watching it worth it. It’s 15 minutes of murderous glory in a bar. The only other saving grace is Lance Henriksen of Pumpkinhead fame and the infamous, Bill Paxton.

In my opinion, this is not a staple vampire flick. You can skip it entirely unless you’re really interested in that bar scene.

Have you seen it? What was your opinion of it?

Published by sugarandscream

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8 thoughts on “Near Dark – Movie Review

    1. I will keep that one in mind! (The title reminds me of another movie Bloodsucking Freaks which is bizarre, and I love it.)
      But yeah, not impressed with this one. It’s fine, but I won’t be going around recommending it to anyone.

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  1. I actually really love this movie, the bar scene was definitely a stand out though. Remember going to the cinema to watch this on a re-release in the UK, mainly because of Bill Paxton and Lance Henrikson’s involvement, it is slower than most vampire flicks admittedly but I do really like it ( I’m also a huge fan of anything Tim Thomerson is in, he was the father in this and is fantastic in low budget gems such as – Trancers and Dollman!) 🙂

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ve been on an 80s horror movie quest, watching all the ones I somehow missed and this one just didn’t work for me. The lead girl’s acting was awful and not in a fun way. It’s not a bad move by any means. Just, not one that will make my list of recommendations. 🙂

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  2. Sounds like some of the Hallmark movie plots. They seem to have love at first sight guys that are actually all red-flaggers. Yikes! I’m glad yous twos are back movie reviewing! 🙂

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