Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Night Flier (1997)



Seeing as this is adapted from a Stephen King short story I didn't really expect much more than the prototypical pseudo-intellectual schlock shock horror that comes with his work and I wasn't far off the mark.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I find most of the movies cast from his fiction to be quite entertaining. I just won't go along with those who say that his writing is better than the movies. Much of it is interesting and teeming with good ideas but the prose is stilted and the delivery formulaic and hackneyed. That is, the plots are more-or-less the same while the characters change. That's a sweeping generality but I think it's also quite applicable.

The movie itself is so-so with decent acting and flow but nothing new in the presentation of King's works. I will admit that the vampire comes across a bit more scary than your garden variety blood-sucking count but I wouldn't call it innovative in the least.

2 fangs out of 4.

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