Near Dark

Fangs for the memories.

A down ‘n gritty vampire-fest, full of the kind of gore and gristle ignored by the kind of bloodsuckers who twinkle in moonlight, this horror/western mashup marked Kathryn Bigelow’s solo directorial debut.

Arriving in theaters just two months after The Lost Boys, it was lost a bit in the hubbub of the time, but has grown in stature over the years.

Bigelow has gone on to a stellar career, highlighted by being the only woman to win an Oscar as Best Director.

The seeds of her success were planted here, in a film both nerve-jangling and swoon-inducing.

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