Near Dark

 

This film isn’t for the squeamish. It is vampires without any of the window dressing or frills. It is, oddly, the most elegant inelegant film, I’ve ever seen. I think, for me, it is likely that I’d have never said another word about this film after the first time I viewed it, if it weren’t for the ending. I won’t reveal that ending here. Caleb does something for Mae that resonated with me on a deeply emotional level, something she believed to be impossible. It gave me a strange kind of hope, it ignited my imagination. That, to me, is everything that movies and stories are supposed to do for us.

Tonight’s Sometime After Midnight Movie is, Near Dark.