|In the dusty heart of the American southwest, innocent country boy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar of Mysterious Ways) is seduced by a beautiful girl (Jenny Wright) into joining a roving pack of vicious drifters led by the enigmatic Jesse (Lance Henriksen of The Terminator and Aliens). But this is no ordinary band of outlaws; Caleb is now trapped in a nightmare of soulless evil that waits in the shadows, hellish mayhem that thrives on blood and absolute horror that begins Near Dark.
Bill Paxton (Twister) and Jenette Goldstein (Aliens) co-star in this extraordinary shocker co-written and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days) that Entertainment Weekly calls "ultrastylish, ultraviolent andialtogether brilliant." This is more than simply the most ferociously original vampire movie of our generation; Near Dark is one of the best horror movies of all time.
Masterful, Funny, and Frightening10/5/2004
After watching "Near Dark" was when I realized that the B-movie horror genre was completely underrated. This film had everything that a horror film should: humor, mystery, suspense, blood, and most of all, mysterious characters that let the viewer imagine where these people might have come from. "Near Dark" is a contempory vampire film without the gothic entrails of a "Bram Stoker's Dracula." It has fresh new ideals in the vampire realm that had never been seen before this moment in cinema time. It's a masterful film that leaves the viewer thankful that he/she is human and that is the best feeling in the world.