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Veronica Sawyer
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This movie is always compared to "The Lost Boys" because they are both vampire movies with a similar plot that were released in 1987. Most critics feel that "Near Dark" is the better of the two.

I just picked up this blu ray for $8.00 at Wal-Mart. I've never seen the movie before, but I've heard good things about it.

What do you all think of this movie?

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As a former creature of the night, I have always enjoyed a good vampire flick. My guess is that most people on The Rewind will vote "The Lost Boys" as the best vamp movie of the 80's. I tend to agree because of the music and the feel of the movie especially when Michael is interacting with the bad boys of the night, but "Near Dark" has even more of a jolt for the wreckless blood cravers in some of us.

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There are a several incredible creepy moments in "Near Dark" and most of them are courtesy of one Joshua Miller who was almost as creepy in "Teen Witch".. though maybe not intentionally..

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I like them both as much as each other..."The Lost Boys" was more for the teen market, while ""Near Dark had a much darker feel to it.

But if I had to choose my vote would go to "The Lost Boys"...not because it's better or anything but because it was and still is one of my alltime favourite movies.

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I love The Lost Boys but I put Near Dark and Fright Night way above it for 80's vamp films.
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I too hav a soft spot for the creatures of the night (im ex goth rewind fact fans) so I love both movies,but I think Near Dark is the better of the two. Its darker,grittier and has a degree of realism to it, if thats possible for a vampire flick hehe. The lost boys is more of a rock video type vampire film..very glossy,long haired rock n roll type vamps in long leathers.all very cool of course.plus no other film could get away with death by stereo.a classic.
But for creepy,dark n dirty,desperate vampires I go for Near Dark everytime.and lance henrikson is superb in this film.

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Lance rocks [Big Grin]
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He does indeed rock.he is so cool in the bar massacre scene in Near Dark.
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I'm actually shocked that so many people are picking "Near Dark" over "The Lost Boys". It is not really even that close for me.. I agree that "The Lost Boys" is not really that scary, but more of movie that is consider 80's cool.

I basically forced someone to watch "Near Dark" with me recently and they laughed harder at "Near Dark" than they ever did "The Lost Boys".. While watching it .. she said.. "I didn't know Chet from Weird Science was really a vampire?".

Like I said before.. "Near Dark" is definitely creepier and it fits into most people's view of what a vampire should be like.. but for me .. I'll take a vampire cave with a tribute to Jim Morrison over riding around in a tinted van any day of the week.

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Tinted van..!? Gud point..not cool haha
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The Lost Boys is more entertaining than Near Dark but the latter works as a kind of experimental vampire / modern western hybrid, interesting movie to say the least and the fact that half the cast from Aliens are in it makes it all the more compelling (notice the scene where Caleb hobbles past a movie theatre screening 'Aliens').

Lost Boys also had the good sense to play out as a comedy-drama, whereas some of the over-acting in Near Dark seems unintentionally funny, and it often swings wildly from deadly serious to surreal humour.

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quote:
Originally posted by There'll be no morning for us:
Lance rocks [Big Grin]

He fought for the South!
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Just picked this up on Blu-Ray for $10 at Wal-Mart! Nice!! I loved Jenny Wright back in the day!!
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interesting flick..but good=)
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