This film contains violence. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Celebrate Halloween with one of the first feature films directed by the only woman to win an Academy Award for best director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Near Dark is her ghastly humorous vampire Western. Adrian Pasdar stars as a farm boy who is kidnapped by a band of traveling vampires after he is “turned” by a beautiful drifter. The late Bill Paxton is memorable—as always—as a howling, leather-clad badass who prefers less-hirsute victims when hunting small-town bars.

“Kathryn Bigelow's solo directorial debut is still the best horror/Western hybrid ever made.” —Birth. Movies. Death.

“High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is a tale that introduces the unearthly into the banality of rural American existence.” —Variety

“One of the best vampire movies ever made.” —Radio Times

• Look back at the making of Near Dark.

• Read an appreciation of the film. (Warning: spoilers!) 

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Kathryn Bigelow
Running Time
95 minutes
35mm, Color