The Night Flier

release year: 1997
genre: drama/horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/17/07

synopsis: A determined tabloid reporter tracks a murderer who may also be a vampire.

impressions: This was a pretty good adaption of a Stephen King story. It had an anti-heroic protagonist, some humor, plenty of gore, and some spooky moments. The entire first half is setup to the actual encounter between man and monster, which takes an odd turn and is somewhat disappointing. Make your own judgement, though, because this movie is definitely worth watching.

something this movie has that no other movie has: An invisible vampire pissing blood into a urinal.

acting: Miguel Ferrer plays one of the most unlikeable characters I've ever seen; he's cynical, abrasive, and uncaring about anyone or anything. Julie Entwisle is the young reporter who has to deal with him. Dan Monahan is the tabloid boss who delights in being a jerk. Michael Moss has very little screen time as the vampire, but is intimidating nonetheless.

final word: Quirky vampire movie, worth checking out.

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