Near Dark

Synopsis: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Kathryn Bigelow
Production: Lions Gate Films
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Get off that truck, son. Oh, i'm sorry

I put a dent in it...

Right up byThe light there;

I'm sorry.

You son of a b*tch.

Okay. Okay, come on.

Go ahead. Go ahead.

Give it your best shot.

Go ahead.

What the hell's eatin' you?

Your mama.

You wish. I wish i may,

I wish i might.

Wish i was a thousand miles

From here tonight.

Well, take off. Might just. You didn't

Get me a beer, did you?

You're gonna have to support

Your own bad habits.

You are a selfish

on of a b*tch.

What are you lookin' at? Turn around

And feast your eyes.

I'm dreamin'. Well, you can go ahead

And keep on dreamin', son.

Would you look at him?

- Can i have a bite?

- Bite?

- I'm just dyin' for a cone.

- Dyin'?

- You're not from

Around here, are ya? No.

You got a name? It's mae.

Mae. Well, That's a nice name.

I mean, it's pretty.

- Where you from, mae?

You ever heard of sweetwater?

It's down near snyder,

Isn't it? Texas.

- Who you out here with?

- Friends.

- Boyfriend?

- Friends.

I'm just stayin' At the trailer

parkDown by the highway.

Oh, yeah?

I need a lift home.

My name's caleb.

Now that's

A real nice name.


You sure are pretty.

I guess everybody

Tells you that, huh?

- You got a boyfriend?

- Sometimes.

What about other times?

What about 'em?

I mean, i don't have

A girlfriend. Exactly. That's too bad.

You plan to stay around

For a while? Not long.

You're not leaving tonight? No.

You think maybe-

There's a show down-Shh.

What? Here? Stop the truck.

Yeah. Now. -

There's somethin'

I want to show you.

There's somethin' You want

to show me? Yeah. The night.

What about it? It's dark.

I noticed. It's also bright.

It'll blind you.

I can't see.

Well, listen.

Do you hear it?

I'm listenin'. I don't hear nothin'.

Listen hard. Do you hear it?

Hear what? The night.

It's deafening.

Well, i'll hold your ears.

Listen hard.

I sure haven't met

Many girls like you.

No, you haven't met

Any girls like me.

Look up.

Stars See that one?

First one i laid my eyes on.

The light that's leavin'

That star right now...

Will take a billion years

To get down here.

You want to know why you've

Never met a girl like meBefore?

Yeah. Why? Because i'll still be here

When the light from that star...

Gets down here to earth

In a billion years.

That sounds like fun.

It is.

I'd like

To be there too. Maybe.


Well, who knows?

I sure haven't met Any girls like you

No. No, you sure haven't.

- You ain't in Any hurry, are you?

Never hurry.

I see. You want

To listen to the radio?

See if i can

Find somethin'.

How's that?

- Where we going?

You'll see.

I don't like

Surprises, caleb.

Oh, you're gonna

Like this one. Trust me.


I'm gonna introduce you

To a friend of mine. All right?

I want you To close your eyes.

Close your eyes.

Keep your eyes closed.

What's wrong, boy?

What's the matter with you?

Horses just don't like me.

No kiddin'. Why not?

They just don't.

That's all right.

- You're pretty strong.

- Yeah. Stronger than you.


What is it?

What's wrong?

What time is it?

I don't know.

What time do you

Got to be home?

Honey, dawn

Is a long ways off.

We got plenty of time.

Take me home, caleb.

What's the rush, mae?

I have to go.

Hurry, caleb. Hurry!

What is it?

I don't understand

What's goin' on.

Let's go. Let's go.


- Just a couple more miles. I can get there.

They'll never know.

- I didn't notice the time.

What is buggin' you anyway?

It's your daddy, right?

You don't get home on time, He's gonna give you a

Don't you worry about it. I'll just tell him

The car broke down.

Just get me home!

Maybe i will. But you're gonna

Have to kiss me first.

Come on, mae. Just a little touch.

I ain't askin' for much.

Mae. Mae!

Sure was some kiss.

Hey, dad, there's caleb.

About time he came home.

- Daddy, he looks sick.

What'd you say, darlin'?






I'm gonna separate your head

From your shoulders. Hope you don't mind none.

You put a hurtin' on us, Mae, but good.

It was sort of an accident.

Nah, that was sloppy, mae.

Real sloppy.

Let me do it, jesse.

Let me tap dance on him, Won't ya?

It'll be so good. Do it, fast.

- All right!

Yeah. Let the good times roll.

- Whoo!

- No!

- Him? - what the f***

Is goin' on?

It ain't what's goin' on, Son, it's what's

comin' off Your face, clean off.

- well, you might as well

Just kill me then too.

- How you figure that? 'cause he's been bit

But he ain't been bled.

Ah, sh*t! He's turned by now.

Son of a b*tch, jess.

He's turned. He comes with us.

It's all right.

You see these tire marks?

That's four hours And nine minutes ago.

Meanin', If they're on the highway

At a steady 55,

That puts 'em clear

In the next damn state.

I wanna know what you boys

Are doin' about that.

Look, i'll take care of it.

You can't, mae.

I turned you, I taught you.

Well, i turned him

And i'll teach him.

What's the matter, homer,

You jealous?

A little too little

To be jealous.

You have any idea What it's like

to beA big man on the inside...

And have a small body

On the outside?

You have any idea What it's like

to hear About it every night?

It's risky as sh*t, jess.

He fucks up, it's our ass.

It's our ass, mae, It's your ass.

You wanna give him a week?

Then it's decided. We give him a week to

see If we can call him one of us.

Cut the sh*t. I know you're awake.

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Kathryn Bigelow

Kathryn Ann Bigelow (; born November 27, 1951) is an American director, producer, and writer. Covering a wide range of genres, her films include Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and Detroit (2017). With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first, and as of 2018 the only, woman to win any of the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director. She also became the first woman to win the Saturn Award for Best Director in 1995 for Strange Days. Bigelow was a member of the 2010 Time 100 list of most influential people of the year. more…

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