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
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 »
I've been watching you Dees... I've been watching you very closely. Yes... I know you, you see... I know all... all about you...
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The U.K. DVD includes a few more seconds of gore in the massacre sequence at the end. 1) The camera pans over the corpses on the floor a second time (right to left), and we get a closer shot of a black man, cut in half. The reporter stops and takes a photo of this. He then looks to his right, before proceeding further into the room. Duration: Approx. 18 seconds. Now, this is how the scene plays in the US cut: After the reporter enters the building, the camera pans over the corpses scattered on the floor, from left to right. After that the film cuts to a close up shot of the reporter holding his flash light and looking around. Instead of the insert mentioned above however, the US cuts directly to the next two corpses on the floor (a woman with a neck wound). 2) A close up shot of Dees holding his flashlight and looking around is longer in this cut (after he walks away from the woman with the neck wound and the other corpse). In the US cut we see him look straight ahead and then the film cuts directly to the dead woman at the counter. However, the US disc omits the following: Dees looks to his left and there are three quick shots of a severed head on the floor. He walks further and looks down, and there's a severed arm there. The camera pans up from the arm and shows some more of the interiors in a wide shot. Duration: 14 seconds 3) Before the night flier feeds Dees his blood, there is a longer gore scene: The shot showing him cutting his arm open with his long nail has more spurting blood and lasts longer. Also, the camera pans / tilts from the wound and up to the Night flier's face. In other words: A one shot with a camera pan / tilt. The US cut on the other hand uses an alternate shot / take from a different angel, to make the scene less explicit. First we see the first second of the cutting & blood flow in a large close up, and then the US cuts to a front shot of the vampire finishing the cutting. Around 2 seconds of gore missing here. 4) The exploding head in the black and white sequence is longer. See more »
In what I believe is one of the best adaptations of the vampire anthology, a reporter who'll stop at nothing to uncover the story of what he doubts a serial killer pilot posing as a vampire that hunts his victim one airport to another.
The Night Flier is a creepy vampire tale, a film will leaves you with a question...Who is the real monster? A blood sucking creature who can't help but to satisfy his own anger ? Or a greedy, heartless, sleazy human being - in our case a yellow journalist - who is willing to desecrate, lie, forge and break the law in order to get what he wants ? With a movie that includes interesting story, great acting skills mainly by Miguel Ferrer, nice directing with some reasonable amount of gore and a very clever ending...I can say that, The Night Flier is a satisfying and enjoyable flight for any horror fan.
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