I've seen a quite a few films directed/co-directed by women, so here are my top 100 films, loosely ranked and…
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.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's a cowboy vampire film directed by a woman,Kathryn Bigelow. If you were one of those people who really enjoyed Twilight (no judge) then this film MAY be for you, It has a romantic storyline between the main character and a vampire protagonist,but that's where Twilight and this film stops. The rest of this film is pretty bloody and gritty,and each character has great individual development.
The main character Caleb,a country lovin cowboy meets a girl named Mae in a car and they seem to hit it off,but as soon as the morning dawn comes up Mae really wants to go home and Caleb seems worried but agrees to take her home. Things happen and Caleb ends…
"Fasten your fuckin' seatbelt!"
I love you, Kathryn Bigelow. Happy birthday.
It's been a long time since I turned off a movie or left a theater and felt scared. Near Dark reminded me that after watching countless horror films that this can still happen. Walking home at midnight on the streets of San Francisco, I found myself looking over my shoulder countless times. I would have ran home, but my legs were heavy. Maybe it was the cheap beer, the weed, the huge bowl of popcorn, or a mixture of the three, but I was convinced a vampire was going to jump at me as soon as I turned the corner. Dark, gritty, and dirty, Near Dark now is in the top five of my favorite vampire flicks.
darker version of lost boys
the night has its price
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not too surprisingly, what with being an early Kathryn Bigelow joint, Near Dark fits more into the realms of influential and interesting than great. It has the James Cameron crowd-pleasing by-the-numbers conservative script-building, without quite as much of the visual imagination, even as it plays with ideas that would become far more persistent in cinema. Which makes me wonder if it hasn't always been Cameron who was resentful of Bigelow rather than the other way around, in spite of Cameron's far greater commercial success.
However, for all that it does have striking imagery*, and ideas that have been wholesale appropriated by later TV and movies, it rather blows its figurative wad in the tavern scene half-way through that "features" Paxton's…
The vampires here are a gang of outlaws travelling by van, drifting around the country, hibernating in motels during the sunlight hours. Most of the time they pick off a chance victim, but when they're really bloodthirsty they take over a roadside bar and slaughter everybody in it. This thriller, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, has a nocturnal, erotic atmosphere, shards of wit, and some better performances than are customary in the genre. And it becomes more intense as it goes along. Vampirism is reversible here, so the characters' fates aren't sealed, and this allows for curiosity about what will happen to the melancholy heroine, appealingly played by Jenny Wright. (She bites reluctantly and almost mournfully, yet hungrily.) Bill Paxton, as…
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter.
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