Ep. 34: Near Dark (1987) - Finger Lickin' Good!

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Bullseye! This week Gracie & Abbey discuss the most underrated American vampire film! Near Dark, even over 30 years later, is still eerily relevant to this day. Hatred against the "other," father's of the night and day, toxic masculinity, and women trying to survive in a patriarchal society (vampire or otherwise) are among some of the talking points. Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme song: www.lilythecomposer.com Thanks to Recess Coffee for being a sponsor: www.recesscoffee.com Check out our friends over at FriGay the 13th: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/frigay-the-13th Resources: Near Dark (1987). dir. Kathryn Bigelow Auerbach, Nina. Our Vampires, Ourselves. The University of Chicago Press, 2006. Holte, James Craig. Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations. Greenwood Press, 1997. Palmer, Louis H. Vampires in the New World. Praeger, 2013. Rickels, Laurence A. The Vampire Lectures. Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2008. Simpson, Philip. “Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture.” Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, vol. 23, no. 2, 2002. Questia.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf1Fmn5zBzQ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_Dark http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791286/obo-9780199791286-0083.xml http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/guestblog/american-independent-gothic-near-dark-kathryn-bigelow-1987/ http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2017/10/looking_at_kathryn_bigelow_s_vampire_western_near_dark_30_years_later.html http://brightlightsfilm.com/young-vampires-love-kathryn-bigelows-near-dark/#.W0uJYthKjq0 http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/?p=862 https://film.avclub.com/the-new-cult-canon-near-dark-1798215134 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeroderma_pigmentosum http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/491987%7C0/Near-Dark.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLtFxykg1ew https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hurt_Locker

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