Gruesome Twosome Day 21: The Night FlierThursday, October 21st, 2010
Leave it to Stephen King to turn a vampire story on it’s ear. The Night Flier isn’t one of King’s best efforts, nor is it his worst. In the pantheon of Stephen King horror adaptations, this one, to me, earns a solid “meh”. That’s not to say that it’s not worth seeing, because it is. Based mostly on the performance of the lead actor, Miguel Ferrer. I swear, ThatWeirdGirl made us review this movie because she’s got the hots for him. Either way, no one plays dickhead like Miguel Ferrer, and here, he plays King’s oft mentioned tabloid reporter Richard Dees. Dees is on the hunt for someone who thinks he’s a vampire. This individual is a pilot, and seems to be hitting all the small mom and pop airports along a certain route. Now, I ask you, does that sound smart? Nope. But neither does following someone who drains the blood of their victims. Not once does it occur to Dees that perhaps he’s tracking an actual vampire (having apparently never read a Stephen King short story or two). As Dees draws closer, the audience finds that not everything is kosher, and it all leads up to a final scene that’s actual very startingly scary. I recommend seeing this one. It drags through the middle a bit, but so does the King story on which it is based. The ending is worth it. Give it a rent and have some fun with it.
See ThatWeirdGirl’s review here.