Near Dark

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Near Dark ★★★ 1987 (R)

Southwestern farm boy Caleb (Pasdar) is attracted to the pretty Mae (Wright) and falls in unwillingly with a family of thirsty, outlaw-fringe vampires who roam the West in a van. The first mainstream effort by Bigelow, and a rollicking, blood-saturated, slaughterhouse of a movie, with enough laughs and stunning imagery to revive the genre. 95m/C VHS, DVD, UMD . Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen, Tim Thomerson, Joshua John Miller; D: Kathryn Bigelow; W: Kathryn Bigelow, Eric Red; C: Adam Greenberg; M: Tangerine Dream.