There should be a poll to gauge how many people read this as a horror scenario and how many read this as 'sexy times' :D
I immediately thought of The Nightman Cometh.
Anyone who doesn't think vampire immediately is mentally deranged.
It might be a social drama about the hardworking man
Instant image of Dracula in my head
Scary Bruh Moment
I think "shows up" would be right too?
In this context seems acceptable, it's added now.
Oczywiście! To samo myślałem.
Could "pojawia się" also translate as "show himself" in English (ie, "he showed himself only at night")?
Hmmm... seems to me that it's very similar, but I would use the more literal translation of "pokazuje się".
Why not "the man appears 'just' at night?"
I don't know, it seems rather too strange to me...
Sounds okay to me, maybe gives a slight emphasis on when he appears rather than who appears, but it's definitely valid in English. Does this word order in Polish have any specific emphasis?
Okay, after a second thought - added.
Well, the only emphasis is on 'the night being the only time he appears', so it looks the same as in English to me.
It must have been him Flash and the Pan sang about...
They mostly come out at night. Mostly...
'by' night acceptable?
"only appears" is semantically the same ?
Yes, it works as well.