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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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Claire Bowie (as Richard Olsen)
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Ellen Sarch
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Nate Wilson
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Henry Gates
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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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Never believe what you publish...Never publish what you believe. 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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 330,934,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

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$125,397 (USA)
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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 is in the graveyard he cuts his finger with a Swiss Army knife, however blood trickles onto his finger before it has made contact. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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Written by Keith Brown, Kerry P. Brown and Mark Rew
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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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