Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Tom Holland (Director), Tom Holland (Screenplay)
Released: Aug. 2nd, 1985
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend (Amanda Bearse) in this clever spoof of the horror genre.
Naturally, the "fearless" vampire killer thinks this is a silly joke. At first.
Roddy McDowall has been around Hollywood for a long, long time.
I mean, with a title like 'Fright Night', it already seems to succumb itself into a truly terrifyingly good time and surrender to something that may be both humorous and horrific at the same time!
And thankfully so, it absolutely is the exact above! This is a movie that isn't straight up horror comedy, but oh my evil spirits does it entertain the hell out of you and with a tone that is like a match made in horror heaven! It makes you laugh, smile and feel scared and often all at the same time and it is a blast from the past of the popular....