Fright Night

Fright Night

Tom Holland (1) (1985)

102min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A teenager becomes convinced his new next door neighbour is a vampire responsible for a series of recent disappearances. Finding nobody is willing to believe his unlikely story, he seeks the aid of a washed-up movie star famous for playing a vampire hunter in destroying the monster. Comedy horror, starring Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Tom Holland (1)
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama