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The Night Flier (1997)

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

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Ezra Hannon
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Selida McCamon
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Buck Kendall
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Claire Bowie (as Richard Olsen)
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Ellen Sarch
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Nate Wilson
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Ray Sarch
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Storyline

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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6 February 1998 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 330,934,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

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$91,549 (USA) (6 February 1998)
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While talking in the bar, Richard tells Catherine stories, mentioning a school teacher who murders five year old kids because she thinks they're plotting to kill her. This is the plot of a story from the Stephen King short story collection "Nightmares and Dreamscapes". See more »

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When Richard goes "to hell" there is a close-up of a vampire's face and the contact lenses used are extremely visible. See more »

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Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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Serious, gory stuff!
10 May 2002 | by (Vesoul, France) – See all my reviews

Richard Dees is a reporter and he is a vampire because he works for a tabloid and earns his living by writing lurid stories and taking sordid pictures. He's got a despicable job and he is getting sick of it. Dwight Renfield is the Night Flier and he is a vampire too, but he is a "real" one – an evil and supernatural creature feeding itself on humans. He flies from one airfield to another across the U.S. on a black, private aeroplane. Of course he always leaves bloodless corpses behind him and Dees ends up chasing him with his tape recorder and camera. When they eventually meet, the vampire doesn't really feel like killing one of his kind, and he is ready to let him go. Yet Dees proves his curiosity will always make him chase people like the Night Flier and he will bitterly regret it. At the end of the film, everybody will see and remember Richard Dees as what he really was, that is to say a nasty character living on people's suffering. Well, this film is a great B-movie. The story is exciting, Miguel Ferrer is excellent and the film has no Hollywood-like happy ending. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice thrill and a few gallons of blood.


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