Based on King's 1988 short story about an airport-hopping vampire serial killer, The Night Flier was sadly overlooked for theatrical release and has become a cult favorite since its debut on HBO in 1997 and the home video releases that followed. But the recent discovery of more than an hour of behind-the-scenes footage reveals what we've been missing all these years.
A YouTuber calling himself Dwight Renfield recently posted a clip containing nearly 70 minutes of video shot during the making of the film, showing director Mark Pavia chatting with stars Miguel Ferrer and Julie Entwisle on set, the crew maneuvering the killer's eerie black Cessna airplane, and of course the Night Flier himself in full monster mode, with many practical effects on display. Check it out!
Renfield has launched an online campaign petitioning New Amsterdam Entertainment to release The Night Flier on Blu-ray, including with the new footage as a bonus feature. Find out more about it here.