R | | Fantasy, 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.
Pays numerous tributes to Salem's Lot (1979), such as the house with the large staircase and window backdrop, the basement finale at dawn, the older man/younger boy vampire hunters, the human guardian and his final demise on the stairs. The head vampire in Fright Night is also similar to the Barlow character in the novel by Stephen King, which was drastically altered in the teleplay.
It was just Evil messin' around again.
Amy: Cut it out Evil, it's not funny!
Charley Brewster: What if he was really in trouble?
Amy: Charley, you're not gonna let him sucker you in again are you?
Charley is supposedly a fan of vampire movies, but he learns from Evil Ed about things like stakes, garlic, crosses, etc., things which should be familiar even to casual horror fans.
During the opening credits, the F and T in Fright Night (1985) elongate into a pair of fangs.
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 4 August 1985
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