R | | Horror, Thriller
A horror-obsessed teenager discovers that his next door neighbour is a murderous vampire. He tries to convince the police, his family and friends but to no avail. Now, he must take matters into his own hands.
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 ... ...
Yes, Charley, you've already causes your friends quite enough pain.
This is only noticeable in widescreen versions of the movie. When Jerry is in the club and begins slowly moving towards Amy, for a brief moment, Jerry's shoulder can be seen reflected in one of the mirrors.
During the opening credits, the F and T in Fright Night (1985) elongate into a pair of fangs.
$6,118,543 (USA) (4 August 1985)