VAMPIRES 10 • Fright Night (1985) + Near Dark (1987)

We dive into two 1980s vampire classics: the suburban terrors of Fright Night and the western-vampire Near Dark

Part of our new series devoted to exploring the vampire in horror cinema, in this episode we fully embrace the 1980s with a double-bill of the

Joining us in this episode is the UK Editor of Den of Geek Rosie Fletcher to dig into the themes of the beloved teen vampire romp Fright Night (1985) and the dripping sexiness of vampire Jerry Dandridge. In the second part of the episode, we look into Kathryn Bigelow's genre-bending debut film Near Dark (1987), which melds vampire, western and biker film tropes.

This season is made possible with the support of Arrow Video. This week's pick from their vast catalogue another 80s horror gem, Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs.

Produced and presented by Anna Bogutskaya


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