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Fright Night (1985)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  2 August 1985 (USA)
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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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Detective Lennox (as Art J. Evans)
Stewart Stern ...
Cook
Nick Savage ...
Bouncer #1
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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 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

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vampire | teenager | death | coffin | house | See more »

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If you love being scared, it'll be the night of your life. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Roddy McDowall filmed extensive behind-the-scenes footage which cast and crew members have expressed great interest in finding. See more »

Goofs

When Peter rushes everyone out of Jerry's home, he shuts the door so quickly it pops open again. But in the following shot, its shut tight. See more »

Quotes

Billy Cole: Well, what do we have here? Vampire-killers?
[Billy begins to ascend up the stairs, and Peter draws his gun]
Peter Vincent: Stop... Stop, or I'll shoot.
[Billy ignores him and continues to walk up the stairs]
Peter Vincent: I'm warning you. Don't force me to shoot!
[Billy still ignores him, and Peter shoots him point blank in the head. His body collides down the stairs as Jerry begins to sneak up behind Charley and Peter. Charley turns around and draws out his cross]
Charley Brewster: STOP!
[Jerry covers his eyes, whimpering]
Charley Brewster: We have him.
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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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Referenced in Vamps (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

FRIGHT NIGHT
Written by Joe Lamont
Produced by Seth Justman
Performed by J. Geils Band
c/o EMI America Records. A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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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


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