Near Dark returns to streaming with Criterion Channel’s unbelievable October ’80s horror lineup

Criterion Channel is kicking off the Halloween season with an avalanche of nice horror films as a part of its ’80s Horror sequence. The lineup arrives on Oct. 1 and contains classics from everywhere in the world and under-the-radar gems. The large get? Near Dark, a film that’s notoriously troublesome to stream.

Near Dark is a 1987 horror-action vampire film from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Despite this cult-classic film starring Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen, and coming from a lauded American motion director, it’s not often been out there on streaming platforms for one motive or one other. The sequence may also embody one other vampire-classic in Tony Scott’s The Hunger, which can be part of the lineup on Nov. 1.

Along with these vampire films, the sequence additionally contains movies like John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, a few group of school college students discovering one thing worse than the satan, Larry Cohen’s Q: The Winged Serpent, a few dragon terrorizing Manhattan, Dario Argento’s Inferno, Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse, Paul Schrader’s Cat People, Michael Mann’s The Keep, and a dozen extra nice horror films from the ’80s.

Here’s a full checklist of all the flicks Criterion Channel shall be including to its streaming service on Oct. 1 (except The Hunger which arrives a month later):

  • Inferno, Dario Argento, 1980
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, Walerian Borowczyk, 1981
  • Dead & Buried, Gary Sherman, 1981
  • The House by the Cemetery, Lucio Fulci, 1981
  • The Funhouse, Tobe Hooper, 1981
  • Strange Behavior, Michael Laughlin, 1981
  • Wolfen, Michael Wadleigh, 1981
  • Scanners, David Cronenberg, 1981
  • Road Games, Richard Franklin, 1981
  • The Fan, Ed Bianchi, 1981
  • Basket Case, Frank Henenlotter, 1982
  • Next of Kin, Tony Williams, 1982
  • Cat People, Paul Schrader, 1982
  • Q: The Winged Serpent, Larry Cohen, 1982
  • The Slumber Party Massacre, Amy Holden Jones, 1982
  • The Keep, Michael Mann, 1983
  • The Hunger, Tony Scott, 1983*
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton, 1986
  • The Hidden, Jack Sholder, 1987
  • Prince of Darkness, John Carpenter, 1987
  • White of the Eye, Donald Cammell, 1987
  • Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987
  • The Vanishing, George Sluizer, 1988
  • Brain Damage, Frank Henenlotter, 1988
  • Dream Demon, Harley Cokeliss, 1988
  • The Blob, Chuck Russell, 1988
  • Lair of the White Worm, Ken Russell, 1988
  • Vampire’s Kiss, Robert Bierman, 1989
  • Society, Brian Yuzna, 1989
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989

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