The Night Flier (film)

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The Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's The Night Flier) is a 1997 American horror film based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King.wikipedia
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The Night Flier

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The Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's The Night Flier) is a 1997 American horror film based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King.
The story was made into a 1997 film of the same title.

Miguel Ferrer

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It was directed by Mark Pavia and starred Miguel Ferrer and Julie Entwisle.
He occasionally took on lead parts as well, such as The Harvest and The Night Flier.

Brian Keane

In 1997, Brian started working with Hollywood agent Bruce Teitell, and scored several feature films including The Vernon Johns Story: Road to Freedom with James Earl Jones, Stephen King's Night Flier for New Line Cinema, and Illtown for director Nick Gomez.

Richard P. Rubinstein

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Rubinstein also produced a string of film and television adaptations of other written works by Stephen King, including the 1989 film Pet Sematary, the 1994 miniseries The Stand, the 1995 miniseries The Langoliers, the 1996 film Thinner and the 1997 film The Night Flier.

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The Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's The Night Flier) is a 1997 American horror film based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King.

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The Night Flier (also known as Stephen King's The Night Flier) is a 1997 American horror film based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King.

Tabloid journalism

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Richard Dees is a cynical tabloid reporter whose motto is "Never believe what you publish and never publish what you believe".

Aerodrome

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Merton Morrison, editor-in-chief at the tabloid Inside View, confides a case to him about a bloody murder in a rural airfield, committed by a passing aviator who thinks he is a vampire and registered under the name of Dwight Renfield.

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Merton Morrison, editor-in-chief at the tabloid Inside View, confides a case to him about a bloody murder in a rural airfield, committed by a passing aviator who thinks he is a vampire and registered under the name of Dwight Renfield.

Wilmington, North Carolina

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They find his trail at the Wilmington airfield and, as he no longer needs her, Dees abandons Katherine to continue alone.

Cessna Skymaster

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He lands at Wilmington and finds Renfield's Cessna Skymaster with dirt inside and the interior covered in blood.

Photographic film

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Renfield destroys his photographic film and forces him to drink a little of his blood, which gives Dees visions of all the victims coming back as zombies.

Paramount Pictures

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The film, which was independently financed by European investors, attracted strong interest from Paramount Pictures.

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Due to a crowded release schedule, the studio could only bring the film to theaters in time for Halloween 1998.

New Line Cinema

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The film was later picked up by New Line Cinema for an American theatrical release on February 6, 1998, where it performed poorly.

DVD

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The Night Flier was first released on DVD by HBO Home Video on May 27, 1998.

HBO

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The Night Flier was first released on DVD by HBO Home Video on May 27, 1998. The Night Flier would instead premiere in the United States on HBO during November 1997 (it had previously received a worldwide premiere in Italy during May of that year).

Warner Home Video

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Since then the film has been released multiple times by HBO and Warner Home Video, and once distributed by Mosaic Movies in 2000.

Rotten Tomatoes

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On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 33% based on 6 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 4.1/10.

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On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 33% based on 6 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 4.1/10.

Metacritic

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On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 36 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "Generally unfavorable reviews".

The New York Times

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Stephen Holden of The New York Times gave the film a negative review, criticizing the film's poor adaptation, and lack of thrills, citing Ferrer's performance as the film's sole strength.

Lisa Schwarzbaum

Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Once the easy joke about the fellowship of bloodsuckers has sunk in and the versatility of latex in the creation of gore has been demonstrated, there’s not much else going on — not creepiness, not scariness, not Twilight Zone nostalgia. What personality there is comes from Ferrer, who, with a belligerent glower, throws himself into the role of the soul-dead reporter with a full-blooded intensity that’s almost more than this undead caper can handle."

Entertainment Weekly

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Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Once the easy joke about the fellowship of bloodsuckers has sunk in and the versatility of latex in the creation of gore has been demonstrated, there’s not much else going on — not creepiness, not scariness, not Twilight Zone nostalgia. What personality there is comes from Ferrer, who, with a belligerent glower, throws himself into the role of the soul-dead reporter with a full-blooded intensity that’s almost more than this undead caper can handle."