Fright Night (1985) Poster



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Amavasai Iravil (1989)
Tamil remake of the movie
Fright Night (2011)
Neighbours (2014)
Unofficial remake of Fright Night

Edited into 


Fright Night (1988) (Video Game)
Video game adaptation.


Dracula (1931)
Dialog is borrowed from the film and a poster of Bela Lugosi as Dracula appears on Peter Vincent's wall
Frankenstein (1931)
College Holiday (1936)
Evil Ed recycles Jack Benny's one-liner, "And to what do I owe this dubious pleasure?"
House of Dracula (1945)
A poster of John Carradine as Dracula appears on Peter Vincent's wall
The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)
Poster for this movie is seen Peter Vincent's wall.
Orgy of the Dead (1965)
The character Peter Vincent mentions he has props from "Orgy of the Damned."
Salem's Lot (1979) (TV Movie)
Prom Night (1980)
Peter Vincent claims he has been fired from hosting Fright Night because "all they want are demented mad men running around in ski masks hacking up young virgins." - a possible reference to Prom Night specifically
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
The bouncer (Nick Savage) at the club, who first confronts Jerry, plays one of the 3 motorcycle gang members killed by Jason Vorhees in Friday the 13th Part III.

Referenced in 

Fright Night: Electronic Press Kit (1985) (Video)
Behind-the-scenes interviews.
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Certain plot details and scenes are alluded to.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Mr. Boogedy (1986) (TV Episode)
The exterior of the Davis family's new home in "Mr. Boogedy" is Jerry Dandrige's "Fright Night" mansion.
Evil Dead II (1987)
Includes a character named Evil Ed whose monstrous mouth was based on another vampire from Fright Night.
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Video case and poster are shown in a video store.
The Kiss (1988)
mentioned in dialogue
976-EVIL (1988)
Movie poster shown when bullies are playing cards
The What NOW Caper (1989) (Video)
Includes a few references to the spin-off comic and covers are featured.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Owl (1991) (TV Movie)
Writer/director Tom Holland repeated shots of the trenchcoat-clad Owl walking through dark alleys.
Perfect Strangers: Fright Night (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
still shown, narrator discusses
Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992)
Janus Blythe discusses working behind the scenes on this movie, and a small role that was cut.
Evil Ed (1995)
Title refers to character of Evil Ed in Fright Night (1985).
Vamps (1995) (Video)
A 'Fright Night' poster is displayed on Seamus' wall.
Flash Forward: Fright Night (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Angel: Eternity (2000) (TV Episode)
Rebecca refers to the film.
Dawson's Creek: Living Dead Girl (2002) (TV Episode)
Movie playing at the theatre
Something to Scream About (2003) (Video)
Photograph is shown.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.36 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Vampire Slayers" category
Marty Jenkins and the Vampire Bitches (2006)
Is talked about.
When Darkness Falls (2006)
Referenced in dialogue
Maybe Tomorrow (2008)
is mentioned
NCIS: Murder 2.0 (2008) (TV Episode)
The character name Billy Cole is taken from a character in Fright Night
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) (Video)
"What kind of 'Fright Night' bullshit is this?"
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Photograph on a magazine cover is shown.
Mr. Hush (2010)
Stephen Geoffreys costars; numerous references to "Fright Night" throughout the film.
Supernatural: Family Matters (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Nostalgia Critic: The Langoliers (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among Tom Holland's other films
Emerging Past (2011) (Video)
Stephen Geoffreys
Bite Marks (2011)
Stephen Geoffreys appears and utters his 'Fright Night' catchphrase, "You're so cool, Brewster!"
Conan: The Decline of Dee Klein (2011) (TV Episode)
The original 1985 version is mentioned during the Christopher Mintz-Plasse interview
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Matilda (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
Half in the Bag: Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike says he hasn't seen it
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam and Joe host the film on The Movie Crypt, their show-within-the-show.
Midnight Movie Review: Fright Night (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Movies People Want Me to Talk About (2013) (TV Episode)
Erod admits that the original wasn't very good either.
Good Luck Charlie: Fright Knight (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
another living-dead movie from 1985
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
Twisted Tales: Vampire's Dance (2013) (TV Episode)
Same writer/director, takes place at a dance with vampires, someone sports a shirt with a logo and photo of Evil Ed
The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) (TV Episode)
The movie poster is on the wall video store.
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Kay Montgomery mentions this movie by name during the game Make-Up Artist
James & Mike Mondays: Action Max (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike isn't sure if the unreleased Fright Night Action Max game is related to the movie or not.
James & Mike Mondays: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions Roddy McDowall's role as Peter Vincent.
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Night Gallery (2014) (TV Episode)
also featuring Roddy McDowall
The Final Girls (2015)
There is a poster for the film outside the Varsity Theatre.
Adam Green's Scary Sleepover: Tom Holland (2015) (TV Episode)
Writer/director Holland discusses the film.
Night City (2015)
Both movies feature a fateful scene of two characters on the run, meeting at a night club
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Lost Boys (2016) (TV Episode)
among other cult '80s horror movies
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Bronze Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
gets an honorable mention
You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night (2016)
Documentary on the making of the film.
Nothing Good Ever Happens (2016)
Poster on wall in bar.
Roddy McDowall: From Apes to Bats (2016) (Video)
The cast and crew of the film discuss Roddy McDowall.
Tom Holland: Writing Horror (2016) (Video)
Cast and crew discuss writer-director Tom Holland.
Tom Holland and Amanda Bearse Talk Fright Night (2016) (Video)
Discussion of the making of the film.
Talking 'Fright Night' (2016) (Video)
Discussion of the making of the film.


Scars of Dracula (1970)
The motion picture that Charley watches in his bedroom.
Octaman (1971)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Hidden Horror (1988) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Gys og ketchup (1994) (TV Short)
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend (2000) (Video)
clips shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Fright Night (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Midnight Son (2011)
Jacob is watching a video he rented of Fright Night to see if he has any vampiric traits.
Movie Nights: Fright Night: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Lupa recaps the original
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial sonido (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: TerrorVision (2012) (TV Episode)
"It's similar to Fright Night..."
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Vampire Reviews: Fright Night 1985 vs 2011 (2017) (TV Episode)
discussed and compared to remake

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