Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Near Dark

Near Dark is right up there with The Hunger as one of my favorite vampire movies. It certainly is flawed, but I was more than willing to suspend disbelief for the overall effort. Psychopathic cowboy vampires in the 1980s? I'm all over it.

It seems like someone was cherry-picking at the set of Aliens to cast this, with Lance Henriksen (always a favorite), Bill Paxton and Jeanette "Vasquez" Goldstein starring behind two leading characters that are less memorable, but provide the hook that the rest of the overshadowing craziness hangs on. Best of show has to go to Homer, the child-vampire played by Joshua Miller, who also played Keanu Reeves's little brother in River's Edge, another one of my favorite films from the 1980s.

You can watch it on Hulu.

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