Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night (1985)

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  • Release Date:  1985
  • Genre:  Vampire
  • Director:  Tom Holland
  • Screenwriter:  Tom Holland
  • Cast & Crew: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark, Art Evans, Stewart Stern, Heidi Sorenson, and Bob Corff.

Fright Night (1985) Rating:

  • Dylan = 8.5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 6 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • Andrew = 8 /10.
  • IMDB = 7.1/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 7.6/10.

Fright Night (1985) Synopsis:

A teen discovers that his new neighbor is a vampire. As he tries to warn all neighborhood, reports of missing persons start to come in.

Fright Night (1985) Review:

Fright Night is one of the most notorious horror movies from the ’80s and one of the all-time favorite vampire movies for many horror fans.

The movie was made in two parts. The first part emphasizes on psychological horror. It shows the main character, a young teen named Charlie, who understands that his new neighbor is a vampire and who will try all he can to warn everyone about it. Of course, no one believes him, but the hide and seek game played between the vampire and the teen at this point is really well-written and creates very good suspense.

In the second part, the character’s friends realize the terrible truth and then organize a small action group to kill the vampire. This really gives a second breath to the film. Actually, this is one of the greatest things about that film, there is constantly something happening. The film doesn’t have the usual annoying 45 min introduction and character presentation. Instead, the story picks up immediately and let you know the strict necessary about the characters during the action.


The horror scenes are really well-done, with some outstanding transformation wolf-human, human-vampire, etc. The special effects are beautiful and fit really well with the overall 80’s atmosphere of that film (the characters looks, the music, etc.)

This first movie from Tom Holland (who later did Child’s Play, Thinner) was a surprise hit at the time of its release (1985), and since then remained a well-deserved favorite for most.

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