Fright Night (1985)

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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.


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  • William Ragsdale in Fright Night (1985)
  • Chris Sarandon and Irina Irvine in Fright Night (1985)
  • Roddy McDowall and Stephen Geoffreys in Fright Night (1985)
  • Stephen Geoffreys in Fright Night (1985)
  • Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys in Fright Night (1985)
  • Steve Johnson in Fright Night (1985)

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23 June 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| 'Campy' Fright Night Fun To Watch
I incorrectly assumed this might be some dumb teen vampire flick when it came out about 20 years ago, but that wasn't the case. It was simply a very entertaining horror flick with a good mixture of suspense, comedy and good special- effects. The kids - William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys - are all excellent but the two adults - Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell - steal the show.

Sarandon is very cool as the vampire; cocky, arrogant and smooth. He is easily the best character in the movie. McDowell does a nice job as the reluctant vampire slayer.

The special-effects are good and the film is played strictly for fun, even with the suspenseful scenes. In fact, it reminds me of the word "camp" because it's so hokey in spots. Yet the film definitely has its scary moments. Note: I watched this 3-4 times on the tape so I am familiar with most of the film and after seeing the DVD, I swear several short scenes are missing (such as Bearse's quick shower scene). I've never come across something like this before.

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