MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 45 this week

Fright Night (1985)

 -  Horror  -  2 August 1985 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 34,601 users  
Reviews: 262 user | 145 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fright Night" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night (1985) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fright Night.

User Polls

5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Charlie Brewster and Peter Vincent from the original Fright Night must face more vampires out for revenge.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Stars: William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Traci Lind
Fright Night (2011)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant
Fright Night 2 (Video 2013)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez
Stars: Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power
The Lost Boys (1987)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest
Child's Play (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent
Re-Animator (1985)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
House (1986)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis
Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon
Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a tragic car accident that killed his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people but when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson
Creepshow (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Dorothy Fielding ...
...
Detective Lennox (as Art J. Evans)
Stewart Stern ...
Cook
Nick Savage ...
Bouncer #1
Ernie Holmes ...
Bouncer #2
Heidi Sorenson ...
Hooker
Irina Irvine ...
Teenage Girl
...
Jonathan (as Robert Corff)
Pamela Brown ...
Miss Nina
Edit

Storyline

For young Charlie Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charlie 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 Charlie's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it for the money... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

vampire | teenager | death | coffin | house | See All (88) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 August 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hora del espanto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1988, Now Comics adapted the film in the first two issues of a comic book series which was followed by 20 more issues chronicling the further adventures of Peter Vincent and Charley Brewster. Amy was quickly phased out of the comics but Evil Ed made frequent appearances and Jerry Dandrige was ultimately resurrected. Gradually the comics became serialized but running storylines were never neatly tied up because the publisher filed for bankruptcy in 1990. See more »

Goofs

After Jerry Dandridge attacks Charlie and runs out of his room, he closes the window that had been nailed shut. After Charlie's mother leaves his room, Charlie sits down next to the window and we can clearly see that it is open again and the curtains are even blowing in the wind. Charlie is actually closing the hallway window Jerry escaped through, which is right next to his mother's bedroom door. The broken frame from Jerry jamming the door can be seen as they talk, indicating they are in the hallway and not Charlie's room. Charlie then returns to his room, where his window is still open, after his mother goes back into her room. See more »

Quotes

Evil Ed: So, did she find out what you're really like?
Charley Brewster: Get lost, Evil!
Evil Ed: Oh, call me anything you want. Only you're the one failing trig, not me.
See more »

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 Twisted Tales: Vampire's Dance (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

COME TO ME
Sung by Brad Fiedel
(uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
One Great one
12 April 2005 | by (Argentina) – 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


24 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Horror fans--Please help me figure out the name of a movie! colinrpate
Anybody only see this for the first time relatively recently? rscott24
What's with the apples? ViolentRhapsody
Why did amy revert to human but not evil ed? zyggums
Did Jerry want Amy to die? zyggums
Billy Cole, the Assistant... carters6
Discuss Fright Night (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?