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Fright Night (1985 film)

A horror-comedy about a teenager who discovers his new neighbor is a vampire.

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  • May 17, 2009
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Fright Night is a horror film based upon the ever popular vampire genre that was making a come back during the 80's.   A nosy "kid" cast an wandering eye on the new neighbors. The suave handsome man and his weaselly looking buddy strike an eerie nerve within him, making his skin crawl. He's knows something is not right with the new people next door. Foolishly, he begins to snoop around the old house and discovers things that he shouldn't have. Charlie Brewster is his name, his best friend is a high school outcast named Evil Ed. His girlfriend (Amanda Bearse) doesn't want to go any further with Charlie than second base. What's a "kid" like Charlie to do? Especially when he discovers the horrible secret of his neighbor. Can he live with the fact that a creature of the night lives in his neighborhood?

 Fright Night was the last hurrah for the great Roddy McDowell, his role as the "legendary" Peter Vincent was superb. A true 80's classic. Followed by a lesser sequel Fright Night II. It's okay but not as good as part one.

What was up with the Vampire's personnel assistant? That's one strange dude.

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review by . October 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     "Fright Night" is what 80's horror cinema was all about; having fun without being overly dumb. To impress an intelligent audience, one had to actually WRITE a film and THINK about what made films such as this one work. I believe that "Fright Night" works because its writers were well-researched, and its director, Tom Holland (of "Child's Play" fame) knew - at the time - how to craft a well-made work of seemingly effortless entertainment. This is now one …
Quick Tip by . December 10, 2011
Welcome to fright night for real....super corney but funny and entertainingbat the same time. Riddled with crappy acting and 80's movie themes it made a good addition to my vampire movie collection.
review by . June 07, 2010
Flicking through the channels last night I stumbled upon Fright Night, a movie I have seen dozens of times, but not recently, and I was thrilled to stay up late to see it yet again.        I love vampire movies but so many can be way too gross (I like gross, but scary is better) and ridiculous, and of course a little sense of humor along with it makes it even better for me.  This was one movie that has thrilled me no matter how many times I've seen it.   …
review by . June 11, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Fright Night is a horror movie in its most simplistic form. A teenage boy named Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale, "Herman's Head") believes that his next door neighbor Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon, "The Princess Bride") is a vampire. Of course no one believes him, especially his girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse, "Married with Children") and his buddy "Evil" Ed (Stephen Geoffreys, "Heaven Help Us"). Oh by the way, Evil Ed's classic line in this movie is, "Oh you're so cool Brewster."     Amy …
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Director: Tom Holland
Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 2, 1985
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Tom Holland
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
Runtime: 106 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
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