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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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Dorothy Fielding ...
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Detective Lennox (as Art J. Evans)
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Nick Savage ...
Bouncer #1
Ernie Holmes ...
Bouncer #2
Heidi Sorenson ...
Hooker
Irina Irvine ...
Teenage Girl
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Jonathan (as Robert Corff)
Pamela Brown ...
Miss Nina
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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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2 August 1985 (USA)  »

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La hora del espanto  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The most financially successful horror film of the 1985 summer season, and the second highest grossing horror film of 1985 behind A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Jerry laughs after confronting Peter and Charley at the top of the stairs you can see metal fillings in his teeth. Even though it's not established how old Jerry is, he's probably from before there were fillings. See more »

Quotes

[two bouncers take away Charley and Amy]
Club Rate Bouncer #2: I got him!
Jerry Dandrige: He's mine.
Club Rate Bouncer #1: You want chicken, man, you go someplace else.
Jerry Dandrige: Out of my way!
Club Rate Bouncer #1: Move me!
[Jerry's hand changes, his eyes glow red, and reveals a set of fangs]
Club Rate Bouncer #1: LEON!
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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 »

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References Salem's Lot (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

ARMIES OF THE NIGHT
Written and Produced by Ron Mael and Russell Mael
Performed by Sparks
c/o London Records Ltd
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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


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