Saturday, March 23, 2019

NIGHTWING - "The Night Is Theirs" (1979)

Tonight's Saturday Night Special is a weird flick from 1979 titled

Nightwing" has a mystical vibe from the start right to the end!
There's no games and not much fun, but I think this movie is better than it is worser!

"Nightwing" is about an Indian Shaman guy named Abner. 
Abner is pissed, and has decided to end the world, and apparently, he has the right!

Nick (Night Magic, Night Of Terror) Mancuso is Youngman Duran.

Stephen (Memories Of Midnight, One Hot Summer Night) Macht is Walker Chee! 
Being from different tribes, Duran and Chee don't really like each other than much and have different ideas on how the Indian lands should be exploited or not exploited! 

George Clutesi is Abner Tasupi! 
Unlike Nick and Stephen, George is actually of Native American heritage. Abner raised Duran, and now confides in him that he will end the world tonight and then die!

Abner has opened up the circle, and the end of the world as enforced by plague-infested vampire bats begins!

The always incredible actor and amazing voice over artist David Warner is Phillip Payne,
The Vampire Hunter!

"Nightwing" is full of mesmerizing shots of the desert!

Some of the footage is so beautiful, it sometimes looks more like a National Geographic documentary than a hokey movie!

The bats first victims are this group of self-righteous Christians!

Now this is a real Batmobile!

Duran has a unique way of dealing with pressure, he eats a bunch of Datura root, also known as Jimson Weed, a very strong hallucinogenic, that can be very toxic, and will kill you if you eat too much! 

Besides seeing everything all wongo, Duran also sees and talks to Abner!

The killer bat footage is decent enough.....

......And this bat cave is pretty cool!

Duran is able to close the circle back up and burn up all the bats.....

....despite the fact that he's hallucinating like crazy!

For some reason, after watching "Nightwing" I had one of the wildest dreams I've had in a long time, and I'm pretty sure I was trying to save the world! 
I love the difference between the top poster and this one, it's almost like Heaven and Hell, just like the movie!


Randall Landers said...

I rather enjoyed this one. Warner and Harrold are always good, and it's just a solid good film. Not great, no, but definitely in the top 50%.

EEGAH!! said...

Thanx Randall. I think if I had to describe this movie in one word, it would be 'different.' I give them a lot of credit for that!

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