The Night Flier- -
Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire"
Official Movie Poster:
The Night Flier Movie Trailer – 1997
The story follows a reporter named Richard Dees as he follows, attempting to catch up with, a murderer who kills his victims in a vampiristic style. The killer flies to each murder scene in a black Skymaster airplane. At one point, Dees does catch up with the plane and finds dirt inside and the interior covered in blood, heightening the suspense of the film. The plot culminates in Dees’ confrontation with ‘The Night Flier’ and his own loss of sanity.
Dees is a very angry, cynical, sarcastic, flat out depressing reporter (let us just say he’s an asshole) for a Weekly World News type magazine called Inside View. His boss assigns him the task of investigating the legend of “The Night Flier” and instructs him to go to any sleazy underhanded lengths to get pictures and a story.
Dees has an airplane similar to The Night Flier’s plane and travels to America’s rural airfields to investigate this mysterious rumor of a dark figure that brings death wherever he lands.
Unbeknownst to Richard Dees his boss assigned the new girl at the magazine the same case and is forcing them both to compete for the right to author the front page story. Dees is not happy when he finds out. As the two journalists get closer and closer to the truth about the legend of the Night Flier Renfield begins giving warnings to Dees to stay away. Of course he does not listen.
A series of cat-and-mouse games by Renfield along with the exhaustive pursuit of the exclusive story leads to one of the very best, for my money, endings I have ever seen in a horror movie. The first time I saw The Night Flier I was floored.
The Night Flier is a 1997 American horror film based on the short story of the same name which was written by Stephen King.It was directed by Mark Pavia.