Friday, October 24, 2014

Near Dark (1987)

This film, Near Dark, came out at the wrong place at the wrong time.

A movie about teenagers in a small town full of vampires - opening up just two months after Lost Boys. You had a tough chance, Near Dark. You were dealt a hard hand.

That's all I got for you at this time. I need to see this film right now! Like it's on the screen right now and I need to be focusing on it.

See you all after the show!


Someone said this movie was, "Poetic..." and I have to agree. It's one of the first words that came to my mind. That and " this a parable on drug abuse?"

As stated earlier, this movie did not get the attention it deserved initially - mostly likely because it came out just two months after the blockbuster Lost Boys. Lost Boys was fun, exciting, killer soundtrack, and very much about vampires.

Near Dark was moody, a little all over the place, disturbing, a soundtrack David Lynch would have thought up, and it's not exactly about vampires.

Make no mistake! The movie is pretty clear we're dealing with vampires here! And yet, it also smells of a what happens when you run with a crowd that's pretty heavy into drugs. Honest and hardworking farm boy runs into a pushy group of teens, he falls for one of them, and Bam! Before he knows it he's living in-between a dream world and withdrawals.

This is a good, film. Strange but good. Not your typical vampire story, and if there is a history of drug abuse in the family, this film might bring back some bad memories.

There is a unique twist at the end that only confirmed to me that this story had more of a moral lesson to it.

A great film to watch with a family that has teens, a small group of friends, or alone on a dark and stormy night.

Stay away from those chemicals folks! I'm looking specifically at you Pills, Meth, Cocaine, Inhalants! Continue to love, yet release when necessary, those who've become trapped in the hell those soul-suckers create.

Parings: Meat and Potatoes, perhaps some corn and vegetables on the side.

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