November 20th 2007 23:49
Caleb (Adrian Pasdar), a young mid-western farmboy, who lives at home with his father and kid sister, meets a striking, but shy young woman, Mae (Jenny Wright), one night. He is immediately taken by her ethereal beauty, and offers her a lift back to the trailer home where she is staying with “friends”. But Caleb wants a kiss in return, and reticent as Mae is, she eventually necks with Caleb - necking being the operative word. Mae bites Caleb, drawing blood, then runs off into the night.
Jenny wright as Mae and Adrian Pasdar as Caleb
Caleb's father Loy (Tim Thomerson) after his son has been abducted, with his daughter Sarah (Marcie Leeds)
The Lost Boys (1987), which devoured the box office, and ironically Near Dark was kept back in the shadows.
Caleb struggles to make it back home
The gorgeous, elusive Jenny Wright
Here's the original U.S. trailer:
And here's that first sensual kiss (curiously the lo-res actually adds to the mood):
... As a depressing afterword, a remake of Near Dark is currently in pre-production, to be released next year.
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