Fright Night (1985)

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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.

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  • Stephen Geoffreys and Rick Stratton in Fright Night (1985)
  • Roddy McDowall in Fright Night (1985)
  • Amanda Bearse and William Ragsdale at an event for Fright Night (1985)
  • Chris Sarandon and Irina Irvine in Fright Night (1985)
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  • Randall William Cook in Fright Night (1985)

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Did You Know?


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 ... ...


Jerry Dandrige: 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.

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the F and T in Fright Night (1985) elongate into a pair of fangs.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Horror | Thriller


Release Date:

2 August 1985



Country of Origin


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,118,543 (USA) (4 August 1985)


$24,922,237 (USA)

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