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- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 13, 1998
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Features: Scene Selections, Theatrical Trailer.
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall & William Ragsdale|
|Performer:||Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark & Art Evans|
|Directed by||Tom Holland|
|Edited by||Kent Beyda|
|Screenwriting by||Tom Holland|
|Composition by||Brad Fiedel|
|Produced by||Herb Jaffe|
|Director of Photography:||Jan Kiesser|
Rating: 8/10 -- A playful, loving homage to the golden age of horror, yet completely its own beastly fun ride of frights and thrills. Full Review
Its tone is never exactly comedic and its horrific touches are more disgusting than scary.
New York Times
It shouldn't even begin to work, and yet, strangely, it does, sort of, thanks to the assured handling of writer/director Holland. Full Review
Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire, quite affable and debonair until his fingernails start to grow and his eyes get that glow. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- The picture firmly belongs to Roddy McDowall, an absolute delight as a TV horror-show host who's unwillingly dragged into the whole frightful affair. Full Review
...FRIGHT NIGHT is a prize...set up first by charm and humor....Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire...
Rating: 3/4 -- Fright Night is not a distinguished movie, but it has a lot of fun being undistinguished. Full Review
What would you do if you realized that your charming next-door neighbor (Chris Sarandon) was actually a bloodthirsty vampire' This is the dilemma Charley (William Ragsdale) must confront when he notices some rather strange occurrences on the block. His solution is to enlist the aid of Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), a has-been horror film actor who now hosts "Fright Night," a local TV show. Together, the duo set out to rid Charley of his coffin-dwelling neighbor--but their plans go awry when the suave bloodsucker realizes they're on to him.
What would you do if you realized that your handsome, charming next-door neighbor is actually a bloodthirsty vampire' This is Charley's dilemma, and his solution is to enlist the aid of Peter Vincent, a has-been horror film actor who now hosts "Fright Night", a local TV show. Together, the duo set out to rid Charley of his coffin-dwelling neighbor -- but their plans go awry when the transplanted Transylvanian realizes they're on to him.
- A Vistar Films Production.
- Copyright 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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