The Night Flier – ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – N – The Night Flier – Movie Review
Director: Mark Pavia
Writer: Mark Pavia, Jack O’Donnell (Screenplay)
Writer: Stephen King (Story)
- Miguel Ferrer (Traffic)
- Julie Entwisle
- Dan Monahan (Porky’s)
- Michael H Moss (RoboCop 3)
- John Bennes (The Patriot)
Plot: A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.
Runtime: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Night Flier starts when a reporter with no morals Richard Dees (Ferrer) gets his latest investigation. He works on supernatural cases, with the latest case being about a mysterious plane. The pilot uses the name Dwight Renfield (Moss) and seems to be leaving a trail of bodies behind him.
Richard dives into his investigation pushing out rookie reporter Katherine Blair (Entwisle). As his investigation continues, he goes deeper into his past until he learns the truth about the pilot.
Verdict on The Night Flier
The Night Flier is a horror mystery following a reporter investigating a mysterious pilot. It sends him down a path around the mysterious night killer that he learns is a vampire. As the mystery about his connection to the reporter grows.
This is one of the many forgotten Stephen King stories. It brings his own vision of a vampire to life, with a unique twist. The idea that a vampire flies around in a unique plane makes this very interesting. This also gets a message about how reporters can cross the line to get a story. The movie is very slick and gets to give us a surprise with how everything ends up unfolding. This movie also has a great leading performance by Miguel Ferrer.
Final Thoughts – The Night Flier is a dark twist on the vampire figure.