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Night 21 - Near Dark
2. The writer and director both were intent on making a Western but realized that the interest in the Western genre at the time was almost non-existent, so it was recommended that they mix genres. Since the horror genre was in vogue at the time, the two decided to make a Horror Western.
3. As Caleb staggers through town, just before the bus stop scene - the cinema behind him in showing Aliens which also featured Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Jenette Goldstein.
4. Was the last movie produced and released by DEG (DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group) as the studio went bankrupt. As a result, the film did not receive much publicity during its release in the fall of 1987 which lead, in turn, to its box office failure.
5. Both Johnny Depp and D.B. Sweeney auditioned for the role of Caleb.
6. Michael Biehn (Aliens) was offered the role of Jesse Hooker but turned it down because he was not satisfied with the script.
7. According to the Making of Near Dark that appears on the DVD, the fog under Adrian Pasdar's shirt was caused by a complicated series of tubes leading to five lit cigars under his shirt.