Sorry for the delay, I didn’t get back from the Poe vigil until five o’clock and then just sort of fell asleep at the keys halfway through this post. I have taken the liberty of removing the two lines of weird typing in which I started babbling about jellyfish smoking cigars before doing a faceplant on the keys and ruining the space bar with drool.
Thinking about Martin, one of the trailers we looked at last year, got me thinking about vampires and other good vampire movies. What sprang to mind, naturally was Near Dark, the Kathryn Bigelow portrait of vampires as ferocious bastards…and hey, they don’t sparkle.
…despite what the DVD cover art over there would imply. I mean seriously…look at that. That is sad right there.
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Two things of note: Jenny Wright, who plays Mae, was previously the groupie in Pink Floyd: The Wall. I knew that, but I didn’t realize that was her screen debut. Also, there’s apparently a remake in development–which should surprise no one. Although, honestly? I would watch the shit out of a prequel that’s nothing but the adventures of those same vampire characters, running around in their RV wreaking havoc. Henriksen and Paxton are awesome, and Jenette Goldstein is woefully underutilized in films.
And, of course, my other favorite: Fright Night. Roddy McDowall = fantastic. (Have you seen where he was Satan, fighting Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island?) It amazes me how much of the film this trailer gives away.
- Click here to buy Near Dark on DVD from Amazon.
- Click here to buy Near Dark on Blu-Ray from Amazon.
- Click here to buy Fright Night on DVD from Amazon.