I mentioned this briefly when we did the Lost Boys drinkalong a few years ago, but contrary to popular belief, that’s not the best vampire movie of the 80s. It’s not even the best vampire movie released in 1987. Oh no, that honour goes to Near Dark, and I will fucking fight you for disagreeing with me. I would go so far as to say that this is one of the best vampire movies ever made, but would probably not fight you about not agreeing with me on that point.
I know a lot of you have never seen this movie, but you probably know most of the cast. And, y’know, Ms Bigelow has done a lot of things you’ve almost definitely seen since she first directed this, but it’s still my favourite of hers.
In tangentially related news, my friend Justin helped come up with the rules for tonight (this is one of his favourite movies) and if I can help him figure out IRC he’ll be joining us. He’s a pretty damn talented writer, too (if we’ve been friends for a while, you may remember that one of his books was my favourite read of 2013) so you should check out his stuff and give him a like/follow (AND MAYBE BUY SOME OF HIS BOOKS). fb/twitter