, there’s only one film for you – Near Dark
, screening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in time for Halloween. Kathryn Bigelow’s 1987 debut, about an Oklahoma farm boy who falls for the wrong drifter, has gained a cult following since its release because of its unique spin on an old legend. “It’s got action, it’s got blood and guts, but it doesn’t have the normal trappings of the usual vampire stuff like fangs or black capes, holy water, garlic or any of that,” says Tracy Stephenson, film coordinator and assistant programmer at the MFAH. “It’s just a side issue that they’re vampires. They’re just a roaming band of nomads and tough guys.”
7 p.m. Friday and October 28. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7515 or visit mfah.org/films
. $7 to $9.
If you’re looking for something that’s a western and a love story, with vampires and the cast of