Tag: Adrian Pasdar

#POCtober: Adrian Pasdar Horror Recs

Currently portraying General Glenn Talbot on ‘Agents of SHIELD’, Persian American actor Adrian Pasdar is probably better known as Nathan Petrelli, superhuman politician from Tim Kring’s NBC series Heroes.

The actor has done any number of horror roles on both TV and in the cinema and these are two of my favorites.

Near Dark (1987)
Near Dark
was a cult hit blending vampires into a modern Western motif. Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker, Zereo Dark Thirty) co-wrote and helmed this dramatic road trip horror. Her direction gives things a feel that is somehow both epic and trashy. A 21 year old Pasdar stars in one of his first sizable roles. He is the heart-throb reluctant hero while Lance Henriksen and Bill Paxton up the creepy factor with over-the-top bad guy action. A classic.

Home Movie (2008)
A dark and effective horror indie in the found footage motif that takes a seemingly idyllic family into sociopathy with a tinge of the supernatural. Here, 20 years after Near Dark, Pasdar plays an earnest pastor and adoring dad trying to create normalcy where there is increasingly less and less of it.

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