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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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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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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 Stephen King: "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 »


Obvious double when Richard's plane is approaching the camera. 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 Needful Things (1993) See more »


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Creepy and inventive...
20 March 2004 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Spawned from a short story by famed novelist Stephen King, "The Night Flier" presents itself as a mystery that never strays far from horror. I honestly believe that this could be one of the most creative films of the '90s. The dark and menacing tone keeps the viewer entranced, while the mysterious elements keep them guessing till the end. The plot is coherent, and never truly strays into cliches. Production values, including special effects, for this film are exceptional when compared to similar made-for-cable movies. The cast is led by a composed and disturbing Ferrer, though the rest of is forgettable. If you like horror films that are inventive and complex then this film may very well suit you.

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