A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
In one hot hungry kiss, he gave her everlasting love. She gave him everlasting life.
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.
Caleb is a country boy who meets the ever so sexy Mae one night while out with his mates. They click instantly but something is wrong. Mae is a vampire and she has infected Caleb with a extra-kinky goodnight kiss. Caleb is adjusting to life as a vampire while dealing with Mae's dad and his bloodthirsty crazy vampire pack in Kathryn Bigelow's vampire road-trip action-packed adventure. Caleb's cowboy hat. Mae likes ice cream. Stars in the sky. Mr. Ed's stepson. Tug-a-rope. Near-dawn kissy kissy. Vampires don't like sunlight. RV snatch-n-grab. Hudson, Bishop, and Vasquez without the Aliens. Nut grab. Grand Theft Auto. Johnny Law. Vampire blood suck. Killer instinct. Hitchhiking. Daddy Tim Thomerson. Barroom beatdown. Extreme flirtation. The way Bill…
Howdy. I'm gonna separate your head from your shoulders. Hope you don't mind none.
First off all I have to say that the cover for the Blu-ray of Near Dark is hilarious. They're obviously trying to lure in the Twilight crowd with it. They even have Adrian Pasdar's skin photoshoped to a pale white to resemble the vamps from Twilight, even though the vamps in Near Dark don't have pale skin. You can compare it to the Twilight Blu-ray cover here and see there is no doubt to what they were doing.
My first instinct to that was it might fool some of the Twihards in seeing a great and original vampire flick, but then I realized it could…
Glitzy, noirish vampire movie where the word vampire is never used. A mix of a lot of genres (Horror, Western, maybe even road movie) before it became common to do so. The Tangerine Dream score is one of their best. Also a good collection of legendary character actors (Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Tim Thomerson) are given more than their usual screen time to revel in their bad assness. Although much like other '80s flicks, the child vampire can be annoying at times. The ending is fine but not as good as the development in the middle. The gang's encounter with all the tough guy prototypes at the redneck bar is classic cinema. Bigelow was good from the beginning, maybe never better.
serious question of the day:
why the hell didn't Tangerine Dream just score
every film that came out in the 70s and 80s?
Kathryn Bigelow may have found that critical acceptance when she bagged that Oscar for The Hurt Locker, but back in 1987 she made a cult film with bite. Rarely have vampires had so much attitude, and this slice of blackly comic horror ticks all the right boxes in its quest for shocks,blood-splatter, and the odd piece of sarcastic wit.
When cowpoke Adrian Pasdar meets a young woman in a bar car-park, little did he know he'd become one of the undead as he is taken inside a brood of roaming vampires. Pasdar may be the central character in the film but he is seriously upstaged by both psycho Bill Paxton and the leader of the bunch played by Lance Henriksen…
Kathryn Bigelow's thoroughly kick-ass, post-modern action vampire Western still packs a mighty mean punch.
Densely atmospheric (you can practically feel the dirt and grime on your fingertips), packed with spirited performances (especially a totally unhinged Bill Paxton), and very, very bloody.
Americanismos. Lindo lo que hace Bigelow al traducir al vampiro, por tradición europeo, a la cultura americana. No más elegancia, no más oscuridad, no más edificios góticos, en su lugar tenemos trailers, un sol incandescente y el desierto. Las pieles pálidas se cubren de mugre. Aparece el western. Y aún así, el vampiro mantiene su cool, quizá resguardado en la música de Tangerine Dream. Lo lindo es que en su adaptación Bigelow no intercambia aquello por esto, lo presenta, quizá, como una posibilidad en un nuevo ecosistema. El vampiro europeo podrá resguardarse en su castillo y dormir bajo tierra, pero, ¿qué pasa con el americano que va de motel en motel en medio del desierto?
Bigalow was much funner back in the day. This is a near perfect vampire film with gloriously entertaining set pieces, plenty of scares and a good human story with interesting characters. Very nice surprise!
I've always hated this film. I know I'm in the minority among vampire fans, here. I just hate everything about it. Whatever.
Good little vampire flick from the late 80's.
This movie defines cool. Outlaw/cowboy vampires kick so much ass and put typical wimpy seductive vampires to shame.
One of the best vampire films ever
Fun little vampire film.
It's no lost boys, but it has the 1980's feels and its overall a good time!
aunque su teoría del vampiro es un tanto laxa --¿en serio basta una transfusión de sangre para curar a un vampiro?--, está fotografiada, actuada y scoreada con tanto brío que uno se deja de preocupar por eso y mejor se concentra en divertirse.
Movies that embrace an 80's-ish tone with synth or Vaporwave soundtracks or a neon aesthetic.
Suggestions are welcome of course.