The Night Flier (1997)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  6 February 1998 (USA)
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A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Entwisle ...
Katherine Blair
Merton Morrison
Michael H. Moss ...
Dwight Renfield
John Bennes ...
Ezra Hannon
Beverly Skinner ...
Selida McCamon
Rob Wilds ...
Buck Kendall
Claire Bowie (as Richard Olsen)
Elizabeth McCormick ...
Ellen Sarch
Terminal Cop #1
Robert Leon Casey ...
Terminal Cop #2 (as Bob Casey)
Ashton Stewart ...
Nate Wilson
William Neely ...
Ray Sarch
Windy Wenderlich ...
Henry Gates


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 Humberto Amador

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Rated R for horror violence, gore and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Night Flier  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 330,934,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)


$91,549 (USA) (6 February 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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In the scene where Katherine is looking at all of Richard's bylines, the framed copies of "Inside View" contain many references to other stories by 'King, Stephen': "Springhill Jack Strikes Again!" - Strawberry Spring. "Headless Lamaze Leads To Successful Birth!" - The Breathing Method. "Kiddie Cultists in Kansas Worship Creepy Voodoo God!" - Children of the Corn "Satanic Shopkeeper Sells Gory Goodies!" - Needful Things. "Naked Demons Levelled My Lawn!" - The Lawnmower Man "The Ultimate Killer Diet! Gypsy Curse Flays Fat Lawyer's Flesh" - Thinner. See more »


There are many shots of Richard Dees flying his Beechcraft Bonanza plane without a headset on. No-one flies this type of light plane without a radio headset on at all times. See more »


Ezra Hannon: What paper you say you're from?
Richard Dees: Inside View, you know it?
Ezra Hannon: 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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References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »


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Solid adaptation of Stephen King's story.
27 December 2000 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

I really don't understand all those nay-sayers."Night Flier" in comparison to the recent so-called horror movies about vampires is pretty good.It's quite scary,it's suspenseful,it's pretty gory and it's a good time!I hate modern vampire flicks like "Blade" or "From Dusk Till Dawn"-they're simply a big-budget Hollywood garbage with an overdose of special effects.Unlike the other reviewers I like the character of Richard Dees-this guy is so wonderfully mean that it's impossible not to like him.The acting is decent and the special effects are okay.As for the gore,there is plenty of blood in "Night Flier",but the violence is not excessive.However gore-hounds should be pleased.Make sure you find this one!Highly recommended.

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