My 22 year old son and I started watching "Near Dark" last night.
Poorly Lived and Poorly Died, Poorly Buried and No One Cried
HomAr ( people always seem to get it wrong he spells his name with an a and not an e)
The problem most people have with this movie is that it is not the your typical horror movie.
People see bill paxton andmost likely think "man he is bloody this is gona be bloody good.
And then they find thems elf in what i like to cal atmospheric horror, it is slow paced and it is more about characters then the horror.
Yes the movie is slow paced and to me the end made little sence.
But the characters are well crafted, they are evil but there is an underlying theme to them.
They were vampires although that word is never used.
HomAr ( people always seem to get it wrong he spells his name with an a and not an e) was a sad creature, he felt misunderstood, he was a 40 year old man in the body of a child. Even he wanted to have s*x people wouldnt becuas of the way he looked. he had turned mae as a sort of sister thing, someone who would also turn old in a young body, but when caleb got turned that dream shattered, and finding a young girl around his looking age would give him just that. Seeing the places they went to to feed he never met a child his "age" as it was late in the night and most slept around that time. that is why there is a obsession , he had within reach something he longed for.
In most movies vampires are thrilled they will live forever but Homar did not feel that way as he was misunderstood by the rest in the group.
Yes caleb and mea their chemistry did not reallyw ork for me either and caled is kinda scary when he parks the car and makes her kiss him.
But for the rest i think that homar thing and the underlying kinship they have is what makes this movie so enjoyable, it is not the your avverage vampire movie, they could have been a family of mass murders and not just vampires that kill .