Afterthoughts: If you're looking for just one reason to watch this film, I'll sum it up in three words - Bill fucking Paxton. Hilarious.
Near Dark has that funtime, havoc-wreaking, shit-kicker vibe that was so prevalent in '80s and '90s indie cinema, including fantastically-'80s music by Tangerine Dream.
In the climactic stages of this film, a thought occurred to me: "wouldn't it be an interesting piece of trivia to know how many gunshots have been fired in Kathryn Bigelow films throughout her filmography"... Anyone fancy counting for me?
And on that note, I've finally inducted my first female director into Directors League.
[Back to Basics Season: 2/30]