Fright Night

  • 18
  • Tom Holland (1) (1985)
  • US
  • 102 min
Fright Night
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

In this hugely entertaining horror, teenage B-movie buff William Ragsdale becomes convinced that new neighbour Chris Sarandon is a vampire responsible for a spate of brutal killings. Only when best pal Stephen Geoffreys has become Sarandon's slave and girlfriend Amanda Bearse has also fallen under his spell does Ragsdale succeed in enlisting the help of "fearless" TV vampire hunter Roddy McDowall to end Sarandon's reign of terror. Neatly parodying Hitchcock and John Hughes movies, writer/director Tom Holland litters his rattling story with as many laughs as jolts. He is well served by his cast, notably Sarandon and McDowall, who ham with gusto.

Plot Summary

Comedy horror starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and featuring Roddy McDowall. A teenager discovers that his charming new neighbour is in fact a vampire. When no one believes him, he is forced to turn to a washed-up star of horror films for help.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jerry Dandridge
Chris Sarandon
Charley Brewster
William Ragsdale
Amy Peterson
Amanda Bearse
Peter Vincent
Roddy McDowall
Evil Ed
Stephen Geoffreys
Billy Cole
Jonathan Stark
Judy Brewster
Dorothy Fielding
Detective Lennox
Art Evans
Hooker
Heidi Sorenson
Jonathan
Robert Corff
Miss Nina
Pamela Brown (2)
Newscaster
Chris Hendrie

Crew

Director
Tom Holland (1)

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Guidance: 
Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18
Categories
Comedy
Drama