R | | Horror, Thriller
A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.
Roddy McDowall was interested in playing Peter Vincent because the character was featured from ages 30 (in the old film clips) to 60 (when the events of the movie take place). "I'd never played anything that old," the then 57 year-old actor commented in a 1985 interview.
Evil Ed Thompson:
And to what do I owe this dubious pleasure?
When Charley and Peter enter the house to try to kill Jerry, it is obviously night when they're outside, but when they're inside, you can see that it is day through the curtained window on the door.
Just as the screen cuts to black at the end, Evil Ed can be heard saying "your so cool Brewster!"
The Swedish version (cinema and video) misses the following: The transformation scene with Ed was removed (1m 50sec), and the scene where Dandrige's assistant melts was shortened by 16 sec.
$6,118,543 (USA) (4 August 1985)
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