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Near Dark Reviews

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November 1, 2014
An atmospheric and nightmarish vampire film...
October 6, 2013
Seductively lensed, sparely scripted and superbly performed, this does away with Gothic nonsense to offer a modern take on the undead myth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2013
One of the best vampire movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2013
Long after the picture ends, you're left with potent half-images: strong-but-vague impressions that resemble the remains of dreams.
October 6, 2013
There's a ghastly humor in all this, and Bigelow brings it out without overindulging it. Faced with a nearly repulsive subject, she makes the blood flow inside it, stream out over the cuts.
October 14, 2008
Near Dark has filmmaking finesse to spare, but puts its dank characters on display rather than cadging sympathy for them. It is the Blue Velvet of date-night spook shows.
April 16, 2008
One of the better vampire films.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 5, 2008
... both ferocious and lyrical, a moody horror film with the frontier community romanticism of a John Ford Western and the violent ferocity of a Sam Peckinpah film.
November 21, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2007
As much as it is a horror film and western, it is equally and perhaps more pronouncedly a romance.
September 26, 2007
Dark, bloody and very stylish, this genre-busting western-noir-vampire hybrid is a toothsome joy and definitely one of the best horror films of the 1980s.
September 26, 2007
This is on the whole a striking directorial debut, at once scary and erotic, with lots of sidelong touches in the casting, direction, and script.
September 26, 2007
An auspicious solo directing debut from Kathryn Bigelow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 26, 2007
High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is a tale that introduces the unearthly into the banality of rural American existence.
August 14, 2007
Bigelow's artful handling of the magic and menace of the night is hauntingly apparent.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2006
Still by far Bigelow's best film, this seductive vampire tale is suffused with the unique beauty of the SouthWest and eerie pacing that enrich the narrative and elevate it to a reverie about the sanctity and unity of the family.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 26, 2006
A subtle study in the seductiveness of evil and a terrifying ride to the edge of darkness.
November 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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