The Night Flier (1997)

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A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.


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  • Mark Pavia in The Night Flier (1997)
  • Michael H. Moss and William Neely in The Night Flier (1997)
  • Julie Entwisle and Mark Pavia in The Night Flier (1997)
  • Miguel Ferrer in The Night Flier (1997)
  • Miguel Ferrer as Richard Dees
  • Miguel Ferrer as Richard Dees

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3 June 2001 | JBoze313
A great adaption of a great Stephen King story
This movie, unlike almost every other movie made from a Stephen King story, is awesome. Ferrer is perfect for the role of somewhat coldhearted tabloid reporter, Dees, and he makes the movie work in the end. There are a few cheesy things about the movie, the look of the vampire being the biggest, but it's easy to look past these little things and see the movie as it is. It's creepy and it's entertaining. I have watched this movie a number of times, and I still get excited to see it coming on cinemax or HBO or whatever.

The film's look is really done well, a lot of darkness adds to the overall feel. The places used to shoot the different airports are awesome as well, great small town look, where things like this might happen, and no one would even know. I love the movie, and I think it's probably the best King adaption yet. By the way, the word can either be adaption or adaptation...just in case anyone was wondering of my use of the word.:) 9/10

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The only theatrical Stephen King adaptation from the year 1997; The Shining (1997), Quicksilver Highway (1997) and Trucks (1997) were all made for television. However, it could be argued that The Night Flier also falls under that category, since it first saw the light of day in America on HBO in November 1997.


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Dwight Renfield: I've been watching you Dees... I've been watching you very closely. Yes... I know you, you see... I know all... all about you...


Goofs

Richard is leaving a small rural airport when he swerves to avoid hitting an oncoming pickup truck As he does this you hear the truck's air horn with Doppler effect as it passes by. This air horn is the same sound effect heard in countless movies and TV shows and is of a semi-truck. There is no visible air horn on the pickup truck in this scene and was never stock equipment on this vehicle.


Alternate Versions

The U.K. DVD includes a few more seconds of gore in the massacre sequence at the end. 1) The camera pans over the corpses on the floor a second time (right to left), and we get a closer shot of a black man, cut in half. The reporter stops and takes a photo of this. He then looks to his right, before proceeding further into the room. Duration: Approx. 18 seconds. Now, this is how the scene plays in the US cut: After the reporter enters the building, the camera pans over the corpses scattered on the floor, from left to right. After that the film cuts to a close up shot of the reporter holding his flash light and looking around. Instead of the insert mentioned above however, the US cuts directly to the next two corpses on the floor (a woman with a neck wound). 2) A close up shot of Dees holding his flashlight and looking around is longer in this cut (after he walks away from the woman with the neck wound and the other corpse). In the US cut we see him look straight ahead and then the film cuts directly to the dead woman at the counter. However, the US disc omits the following: Dees looks to his left and there are three quick shots of a severed head on the floor. He walks further and looks down, and there's a severed arm there. The camera pans up from the arm and shows some more of the interiors in a wide shot. Duration: 14 seconds 3) Before the night flier feeds Dees his blood, there is a longer gore scene: The shot showing him cutting his arm open with his long nail has more spurting blood and lasts longer. Also, the camera pans / tilts from the wound and up to the Night flier's face. In other words: A one shot with a camera pan / tilt. The US cut on the other hand uses an alternate shot / take from a different angel, to make the scene less explicit. First we see the first second of the cutting & blood flow in a large close up, and then the US cuts to a front shot of the vampire finishing the cutting. Around 2 seconds of gore missing here. 4) The exploding head in the black and white sequence is longer.


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Disease
Performed by
Sister Machine Gun
Written by Chris Randall
Published by KMFDM Ent. (BMI)
Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records / TVT Records

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Fantasy | Horror | Mystery

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