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Director:
Writer:
Tom Holland (written by)
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Release Date:
2 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There are some very good reasons to be afraid...of the dark. See more »
Plot:
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
He must've been a Vampire Fruit Bat. See more (260 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chris Sarandon ... Jerry Dandrige

William Ragsdale ... Charley Brewster

Amanda Bearse ... Amy Peterson

Roddy McDowall ... Peter Vincent

Stephen Geoffreys ... Evil Ed

Jonathan Stark ... Billy Cole
Dorothy Fielding ... Judy Brewster

Art Evans ... Detective Lennox (as Art J. Evans)
Stewart Stern ... Cook
Nick Savage ... Bouncer #1
Ernie Holmes ... Bouncer #2
Heidi Sorenson ... Hooker
Irina Irvine ... Teenage Girl

Bob Corff ... Jonathan (as Robert Corff)
Pamela Brown ... Miss Nina

Chris Hendrie ... Newscaster
Prince Hughes ... Bouncer #3 (as Prince A. Hughes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Lee ... Dracula (archive footage)
Lene Hefner ... (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Joy Michelle Moore ... High School Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Holland 
 
Writing credits
Tom Holland (written by)

Produced by
Jerry A. Baerwitz .... associate producer
Herb Jaffe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Brad Fiedel 
 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kent Beyda 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir Jr.  (as John De Cuir Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Adams 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Fletcher 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Diaz .... makeup artist
Marina Pedraza .... hair stylist
Rick Stratton .... additional makeup artist
Dale Brady .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Bill Sturgeon .... creature effects crew (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jerry A. Baerwitz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Keligian .... second assistant director
Rory Romero .... dga trainee
Jerry Sobul .... first assistant director (as Gerald Sobul)
 
Art Department
Mark Fabus .... set designer
Ross Gallichotte .... set designer
Arthur Shippee .... property master (as Art Shippee)
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker gangboss
Hendrik Wynands .... set construction (as Henry Wynands)
 
Sound Department
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Jay Engel .... adr editor
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom McCarthy Jr. .... supervising sound editor
Michael P. Redbourn .... sound editor (as Mike Redbourn)
Brossy Reina .... assistant sound editor
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Rush .... production sound mixer
David Spence .... sound editor
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Morton Greenspoon .... contact lens consultant (as Dr. Morton K. Greenspoon)
Albert Lannutti .... special effects
Michael Lantieri .... special effects
Dean W. Miller .... special effects
Thaine Morris .... mechanical effects supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Clay Pinney .... special effects (as Clayton Pinney)
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects
Johan Klingler .... special effects (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... animatronics (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Fredrick Albrecht .... grip: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Fred Albrecht)
Brent Boates .... production illustrator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Dale Brady .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
John Bruno .... visual effects art director: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Laura Buff .... production supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Rob Cantrell .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Craig Caton .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Dave Chamberlain .... model shop production assistant
Robert Cole .... head effects technician: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Bob M. Cole)
Randall William Cook .... creature designer and creator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Charles Cowles .... optical printer operator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Chuck Cowles)
Richard Edlund .... visual effects producer
Robert Eyslee .... gaffer: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
James M. Falkinburg .... production advisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as James Nelson)
Alan Harding .... assistant matte cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Steve Johnson .... creature designer and creator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Makio Kida .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Neil Krepela .... matte department supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
John Lambert .... assistant cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Mary Mason .... production coordinator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Mary C. Mason)
Dave Matherly .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as David Matherly)
Michele Moen .... matte artist: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Michelle Moen)
Ronald B. Moore .... optical line-up: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Bill Neil .... visual effects cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Steve Neill .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Sean Newton .... key animator: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Martin November .... visual effects editor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Pat Repola .... lab technician: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Patrick Repola)
Pete Romano .... assistant cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Richard Ruiz .... crew/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Annick Therrien .... rotoscope supervisor: Entertianment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Patrick Van Auken .... grip: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Mark Vargo .... optical supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Garry Waller .... animation supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Mary E. Walter .... optical line-up: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Gene Whiteman .... chief engineer: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Claire Wilson .... production accountant: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Mark Bryan Wilson .... first technician/creature effects shop: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Mark B. Wilson)
Terry Windell .... animation supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles
Matthew Yuricich .... chief matte artist: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles (as Matt Yuricich)
 
Stunts
Bradley Alan .... stunts (as Brad Alan)
Christine Anne Baur .... stunts (as Christine Baur)
Alonzo Brown .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Cheré Bryson .... stunts (as Chere Bryson)
Gerald Clarke .... stunts
Bill Couch Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Paula Crist .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Gardner Doolittle .... stunts
Cheryl E. Duncan .... stunts (as C.E. Duncan)
Donna Hall .... stunts
Mark Harden .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Terry James .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (as Lane Levitt)
Frank Perrino .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunts (as Tom Rosales)
Clifford Strong .... stunts
Kym Washington .... stunts (as Kim Washington)
Mike Washlake .... stunts
Jerry Wills .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Craig Denault .... camera operator
Clyde Hart .... key grip (as Clyde W. Hart)
To Lee .... second assistant camera
Calvin Maehl .... chief lighting technician (as Cal H. Maehl)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera
Charles E. Nippell .... best boy
Aaron Pazanti .... first assistant camera
Jeff Stanman .... lighting technician
Bruce Zachary Herman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Scott C. Williman .... rigging (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bettylee Balsam .... costumer
Mort Schwartz .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Larry Bock .... additional editor
Carrie Ellison .... assistant editor
Patricia Lee .... assistant editor
Adam Weiss .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kevin Benson .... music supervisor: Cinemusic
David Chackler .... music supervisor: Cinemusic
Ross Levinson .... musician: electric violin
Irwin Mazur .... music supervisor: Cinemusic
Steve Plunkett .... composer: additional music
Jim Weidman .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Buster Kohloff .... transportation coordinator (as Buster Kohlhoff)
 
Other crew
Sheila Barnes .... production coordinator
Oga Danylo .... assistant: Herb Jaffe
Sue Donoghue .... unit publicist
Marcia 'Mavis' Girard .... script supervisor (as Mavis Girard)
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Steve Housewright .... production assistant
Pamela Madeiros .... assistant: Mr. Holland (as Pamels Madieros)
Gail Mutrux .... video consultant
Glenn Nicol .... production accountant
Hal Reinstra .... personal assistant: Mr. Holland
Miguel Tejada-Flores .... assistant to producer
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Mark Harden .... animal trainer: wild animals (uncredited)
Brian McMillan .... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Mike Revell .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
William Ragsdale injured his foot running down a staircase during the last shot filmed on 24 December 1984, just three weeks into principal photography. Ragsdale's action scenes were postponed until he was healed sufficiently to perform them and the director filmed other scenes to stay on schedule.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene when Evil Ed transformed into a wolf, and was stabbed with a stake, he jumped over the banister, and you can clearly see the strings connecting to his wolf form.See more »
Quotes:
[after Evil Ed fails to listen to Charley's warning]
Charley Brewster:No vampire's gonna want him anyway. Probably give him blood poisoning.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Night City (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
SAVE ME TONIGHTSee more »

FAQ

Does Evil Ed turn into a werewolf after being bitten by Jerry Dandridge?
Is Fright Night' based on a book?
What kind of being was Billy supposed to be?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
He must've been a Vampire Fruit Bat., 13 January 2008
Author: ElijahCSkuggs from Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane

Fright Night, Lost Boys and Near Dark are the holy trinity of 80s vampire flicks. And arguably three of the best vampires movies of all-time. Just recently I returned to this piece of 80's horror gold and I have to say, I enjoyed it just as much as the first time I saw it.

Fright Night is about a kid named Charlie Brewster who accidentally discovers that his new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. The movie is about Charlie and friends setting out to destroy the vampire. But Mr. Dandridge is no slouch and is more of a threat to them, then they are to him.

Besides being one of the best 80's horror films, I think it's also one of the best movies of the entire 1980s. The movie is full of great performances, especially Chris Sarandon as Jerry Dandrige and Roddy McDowall as TV Vampire Slayer Peter Vincent. It has fantastic make-up effects that are sorely, sorely missing from today's horror flicks. And it also combines a great feel of horror with a realistic touch of comedy and drama. The best and funniest aspect to the movie for myself is how they portray the vampire character. I won't spoil it for you, but the guy enjoys wearing very "tata" clothes, eats "fruit" all the time, and has a live-in roommate. This movie is classic! Fright Night has a sequel that some say is equally as good, but I wouldn't be one to say that. But, I do enjoy the sequel and definitely think it's worth a view. If you're a fan of horror and vampires, this is a must see flick. Welcome to Fright Night baby!

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