Friday B-Movie Pick: Near Dark & Dog Soldiers
It’s almost Holloween, so today we have a double header of Vampires and Werewolves. The first is a low buget classic from 1987. A group of vampires roaming Oklahoma those recent yet far away days before ubiquitous cell phones, multiple 24/7 news channels and new media news back channels. There is plenty of blood and mayhem to go around in this dark and violent vampire flick that never uses the word “vampire.” Dog Soldiers was made fifteen years later, but has a lot of the same noir grittiness. A small group of British soldiers are dropped into the remote countryside for some “routine” training. Add a group of werewolves that “just happen to be in the area”, and you have a nice flick to get you in the mood for Holloween.