Near Dark (1987) Film Review

A kid in a small town gets bitten by a vampire and ends up joining the vampire family to stay alive. But he doesn’t want to be a vampire and wants his life back.

This is the second film by Kathryn Bigelow and she came a long way from this to win an Oscar. It has a lot going for it, including a great eighties electronic soundtrack and some pretty stunning cinematography. But it is also a pretty messy and confusing vampire film that could probably have benefitted from some script work or perhaps some tighter editing. But I’m very glad I watched it – and a young Bill Paxman is always nice.

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