With Criterion Channels' fantastic October 80s horror lineup, Near Dark is returning to streaming

With Criterion Channels' fantastic October 80s horror lineup, Near Dark is returning to streaming ...

Criterion Channel is kicking off the Halloween season with an assortment of great horror films as part of its 80s Horror series. The lineup launches on October 1 and includes classics from all over the world as well as under-the-radar gems. The big get? Near Dark, a film that is notoriously difficult to stream.

Near Dark is a 1987 horror-action vampire film directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) that has rarely been available on streaming platforms for any reason or another. The next Tony Scotts will be the Hunger, which will be added to the lineup on November 1.

Along with vampire films, the series includes Larry Cohen's Q: The Winged Serpent, Dario Argentos Inferno, Tobe Hoopers The Funhouse, Michael Manns The Keep, and a dozen more great horror movies from the 1980s.

Criterion Channel will add a number of new movies to its streaming service on October 1 (with the exception of The Hunger, which will be released a month later):

  • Inferno, Dario Argento, 1980
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, Walerian Borowczyk, 1981
  • Dead & Buried, Gary Sherman, 1981
  • The House by the Cemetery, Lucio Fulci, 1981
  • The Funhouse, Tobe Hooper, 1981
  • Strange Behavior, Michael Laughlin, 1981
  • Wolfen, Michael Wadleigh, 1981
  • Scanners, David Cronenberg, 1981
  • Road Games, Richard Franklin, 1981
  • The Fan, Ed Bianchi, 1981
  • Basket Case, Frank Henenlotter, 1982
  • Next of Kin, Tony Williams, 1982
  • Cat People, Paul Schrader, 1982
  • Q: The Winged Serpent, Larry Cohen, 1982
  • The Slumber Party Massacre, Amy Holden Jones, 1982
  • The Keep, Michael Mann, 1983
  • The Hunger, Tony Scott, 1983*
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton, 1986
  • The Hidden, Jack Sholder, 1987
  • Prince of Darkness, John Carpenter, 1987
  • White of the Eye, Donald Cammell, 1987
  • Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow, 1987
  • The Vanishing, George Sluizer, 1988
  • Brain Damage, Frank Henenlotter, 1988
  • Dream Demon, Harley Cokeliss, 1988
  • The Blob, Chuck Russell, 1988
  • Lair of the White Worm, Ken Russell, 1988
  • Vampires Kiss, Robert Bierman, 1989
  • Society, Brian Yuzna, 1989
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989