Horror On The Lens: The Night Flier (dir by Mark Pavia)


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For today’s Horror on the Lens offering, we present you with The Night Flier, a 1997 adaptation of a Stephen King short story.  Miguel Ferrer plays a sleazy tabloid reporter, named Richard Dees, who is pursuing a serial killer who could very well be a vampire.

I have to admit that I’m not quite as big a Stephen King fan as some of my fellow writers here at the Shattered Lens.  In fact, I’ve been meaning to write a “10 Reasons Stephen King Is Overrated” article for a while.  Far too often, it seems like Stephen King adaptations manage to capture all of King’s weaknesses without making use of any of his strengths.  However, The Night Flier is one of the more effective King adaptations.  It’s no Shining but it’s still better than The Shawshank Redemption.  Plus, it features a great lead performance from Miguel Ferrer.

Enjoy!

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2 responses to “Horror On The Lens: The Night Flier (dir by Mark Pavia)

  1. I remember this one. 🙂 I caught it in bed late one night while half asleep and woke up just as the creature showed his face. I ended up covering my scream with my pillow. It was worth the fright.

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  2. I’m so-so on this Stephen King adaptation. The short story it’s based on was a very short one and the filmmakers literally created a whole new set of characters and plot points to fill in the running time.

    It’s definitely a nice take on the vampire tale. One thing this has going for it is that it’s not a Twilight vampire. 😀

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