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The Night Flier (1997)

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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
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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Fly the deadly skies. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office


$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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Did You Know?


Main actor Miguel Ferrer also appeared in two other Stephen King adaptations: The Stand (1994) and The Shining (1997). 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 »


Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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References Thinner (1996) See more »


Performed by Sister Machine Gun
Written by Chris Randall
Published by KMFDM Ent. (BMI)
Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records / TVT Records
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User Reviews

A notch above most King films.
17 February 1999 | by (Tewksbury, MA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a notch above most King films.

I own the DVD of this film and I have to say that Director Mark Pavia did an excellent job with this film. Especially with the end. The end is a great tribute to George A. Romero's style but it goes further and becomes creepier than anything I've seen in recent memory. I caught the last fifteen minutes of this film on cable one night and I was hooked. I remember thinking wow what a stylish film what the hell is this? So I researched and found out the title and bought the film.

The film suffers from a lame screenplay and some stiff acting. Miguel Ferrer was excellent, as was Dan Monahan. Michael H. Moss and Julie Entwisle were a bit stiff. All in all this is a good horror movie and the DVD transfer is sharp and the colors are precise. The sound balance is natural, without over-placement of artificial sound effects.

Watch it alone on a stormy night!

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