Near Dark (1987)
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 94mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 2.13gb
Audio 2: Commentary by Director Kathryn Bigelow
A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.
This is a stunningly innovative and brutally bloody vampire film which never once uses the word “vampire.” The dirty, cruel, white trash bloodsuckers could be anyone on the run from the law. This is almost more of a crime spree/road story a la “Natural Born Killers” than a horror movie, and this is exactly what makes it so effective. Stand out scenes include a slaughter at a honky tonk and a shootout at a hotel in the daylight hours. The characters are all well-drawn and complex and the stark scenery throughout – filled with dust and desert and not much else – just adds to the overwhelming sense of isolation, emptiness and death. The murders are incredibly sadistic and gruesome and should please gore fans. The ending – though it disappointed many – is simplistic and surprisingly upbeat, just adding to the grim fairy tale mood of the story.
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