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Vampire classic gets full-blown documentary film treatment. A sleeper hit upon release, writer/director Tom Holland’s 1985 Hitchockian vampire thriller Fright Night has gone on to be near-mythical status among fans. The film, which starred William Ragsdale as suburban horror movie fan Charlie Brewster whose suave neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is actually an ancient vampire, is widely…
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Over three decades ago, Tom Holland's Fright Night hit theaters with a rockin', danceable soundtrack that amplified the film's fun yet frightening atmosphere. To celebrate the beloved film's 30th anniversary, Night Fever Music has released Fright Night's soundtrack in three collectible vinyl versions.
Press Release: Night Fever Music is proud to announce the 30th Anniversary release of Fright Night- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Columbia Pictures released Fright Night to theaters in 1985, becoming one of the top grossing horror films of the year. Starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night has become one of the most beloved cult films in the genre
The soundtrack is anchored by hitmakers the J. Geils Band, whose single “Fright Night” leads off the album. Joining the band are numerous new wave rockers of the day, most notably Devo with the electro-funk of “Let’s Talk, »
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We’re back to dissect another remake and this time we’re taking a bite out of a vampire movie. The original version was a classic but the remake does not quite measure up. This week, Cinelinx looks at Fright Night (2011).
When the remake of the classic vampire film Fright Night (1985) came out in 2011, the initial reaction was very positive because it was such a relief to have truly evil vampires back. After the brooding and sparking vampires of Twilight started a trend of angst-ridden or lovelorn or depressed vampires, fans were thrilled that the blood-sucking antagonist of director Craig Gillespie's new Fright Night remake and his fellow vamps were hard-core predators with no reservations about chowing down on their next-door neighbor. The Fright Night creatures-of-the-night were more Dracula than Edward. It was good to have the badness back. However, upon reflection, the 2011 version doesn’t hold up that well. »
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3 items from 2016
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