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

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Katherine Blair
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Merton Morrison
Michael H. Moss ...
Dwight Renfield
John Bennes ...
Ezra Hannon
Beverly Skinner ...
Selida McCamon
Rob Wilds ...
Buck Kendall
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Claire Bowie (as Richard Olsen)
Elizabeth McCormick ...
Ellen Sarch
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Terminal Cop #1
Robert Leon Casey ...
Terminal Cop #2 (as Bob Casey)
Ashton Stewart ...
Nate Wilson
William Neely ...
Ray Sarch
Windy Wenderlich ...
Henry Gates
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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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Fly the deadly skies. See more »


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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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Stephen King's The Night Flier  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Aaron Michael Lacey screen-tested for the role of the vampiric Cessna pilot, "The Night Flier." See more »

Goofs

Obvious double when Richard's plane is approaching the camera. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Published by KMFDM Ent. (BMI)
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A great under-rated horror flick
1 October 1999 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

A great Stephen King novel adaptation that scares the pee out of you. Vampire are some of the greatest characters ever thought of. This movie provides you with great dark imagery and a very creepy story. This flick dazzles the eye, and stirs your imagination, as you sit paralyze with fear. A definite must see for any horror genre fan.


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