Near Dark

Near Dark ★★★★½

I had this movie recommended to me way back in college by a friend. We both played Vampire: the Masquerade and this movie is credited as an influence. To those familiar with the role playing game, the group of antagonists in this are reminiscent of a nomadic Sabbat pack: wild, bloodthirsty, amoral vampires who set the tone of the film.

I was never able to find this film anywhere at the time, and years later I tried but failed to find it on streaming services, until one fateful night it appeared on Shudder.

A near perfect film, especially if you're into the sleazy, dirty, and recklessly violent take on vampires you used to read about in The Player's Guide to The Sabbat.

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