Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire". Written by
Richard Dees, the main character, was also the reporter who tried to get an interview with John Smith in the Stephen King novel "The Dead Zone". See more »
As Richard is driving away from the small rural airport where he was chased by the dog, the view out of the car shows very muddy windows yet when we see the outside of the car it is sparkling clean. See more »
What paper you say you're from?
Inside View, you know it?
Oh yeah. My wife Martha reads your paper. After she's done with it, I use it to line our kitty's toilet box. Soaks that cat piss real good.
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One of the Best Vampire Flicks I Have Seen in a While
Before I saw this movie, I didn't know what to expect. My opinion had been that all Stephen King adaptations for the big screen had been pretty bad (with the few exceptions like 'Misery', 'Christine', and 'The Shining')... but, the ones adapted for the small screen were usually pretty good (go figure). But, 'The Night Flier' was something a little different... it was made for direct-to-video. I guess this gave them the ability to make it bloody and gory (unlike made-for-TV movies) and it didn't have to be mainstream (like the big screen adaptations).
The movie, I thought, had very few cliches in it. Every time one appears to pop up, the director and writer change it just enough to make it interesting.
Don't get me wrong, this movie isn't perfect, far from it. For one thing, the whole "vampire flying a plane" thing seems kinda stupid, but it's easy to overlook. Also, the creature is a little cheesy, but that can also be overlooked.
What can't, and shouldn't, be overlooked is the terrific performance given by Miguel Ferrer (who I also thought was excellent in 'The Stand'). He gave a great performance, and whenever it was over-the-top, it was deliciously over the top.
One last thing, the ending's great. You'll look back on it a couple of days after you saw the movie and go, "Wow... what a cool ending." Heck, I still say that.
So, in conclusion, anyone in Hollywood who wants to adapt a Stephen King novel, novella, or story into a movie, watch the made-for-TV and made-for -video movies, and then take some notes. You're movies will much more enjoyable!
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