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Fright Night (1985)

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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

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Judy Brewster
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Detective Lennox (as Art J. Evans)
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Heidi Sorenson ...
Hooker
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Jonathan (as Robert Corff)
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Storyline

For young Charley Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charley with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian. The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charley's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it for the money... Written by Anonymous

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There are some very good reasons to be afraid...of the dark. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hora del espanto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,118,543, 4 August 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,922,237
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the time this was being filmed, the studio was sinking all its efforts into making a hit out of Perfect (1985), and they also gave high priority to The Slugger's Wife (1985). "Nobody paid any attention to Fright Night," commented writer/director Tom Holland. "It was wonderful!" See more »

Goofs

The nails Charley hammered into the window disappear and reappear between scenes. See more »

Quotes

[Jerry Dandrige tells Charley that he'll drop by anytime he feels like it]
Jerry Dandrige: What's the matter, Charley? Afraid I'd never come over without being invited first?
Jerry Dandrige: [Charley's mother laughs] You're right. You're quite right. Of course, uh, now that I've been made welcome I'll probably drop by quite a bit. In fact, anytime I feel like it.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the F and T in Fright Night (1985) elongate into a pair of fangs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night Gallery (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

GIVE IT UP
Written by Dennis Matkosky and Bobby Caldwell
Produced by Alan George and Fred McFarlane for Terrible Two Productions
Performed by Evelyn King (as Evelyn "Champagne" King)
c/o RCA Records
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One Great one
12 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

After all this years (20) of vampire slaughtering, Blade's karate Vs vampire flicks, or even Carpenter's Rambo characters, Fright Night still offers the scent of a classic. Tom Holland's masterpiece holds by itself because of a great cast and a plot that gathers every single cliché of the genre and plays a bit with humor and a lot of effective spooks. Roddy Mc Dowall steals the movie with his over the hill terrified looser character. Even special effects are bizarre today as they're a craftsmanship result giving some scenes a bizarre concept that takes you directly into Roger Corman's "B" world. A true pleasure to watch from time to time. Happy 20 years


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