The Night Flier (1997)
April 22, 2020 10:30 PM - Subscribe

Based on the Stephen King story of the same title, Richard Dees is a tabloid journalist burned out from too many grim cover stories. As a result, he finds himself competing with a young journalist to cover a new serial killer with a strange MO.

Dees and his rival work for Inside View, a publication that appears in many other of King's works including Desperation, Insomnia, The Waste Land, Bag of Bones, Needful Things, Doctor Sleep, and Elevation. Dees himself appears briefly the novel The Dead Zone. In the film, one of the murders happens in Derry, a town that King uses in many of his own works and has also appeared in the works of Joe Hill, his son.
posted by miss-lapin (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
“The fatties in the supermarket line are going to love this guy! God, I hope he kills more people!”

Subtle this movie ain’t.
posted by Monochrome at 5:32 PM on May 2, 2020

But I do give it a modicum of credit for its tabloids-are-the-real-monsters theme. Not that that’s a fresh take, but it’s more than I expected from a TV movie.
posted by Monochrome at 6:02 PM on May 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

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