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Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  19 May 1989 (USA)
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Charlie Brewster and Peter Vincent from the original Fright Night must face more vampires out for revenge.

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Three years after killing the vampire in the original, Charlie has started to believe it was all his imagination and starts to forget that vampires truly exist - until four strangers lead by Regina, a noted actress, arrives at Peter Vincent's house and starts to have an unhealthy interest in Charlie, Peter and Charlie's new girlfriend Alex. It becomes clear that Regina is Jerry's (the vampire in the original film) sister and she is determined to get revenge on the friends and plans to turn Charlie into a vampire - so that he can face his punishment for all eternity. Written by Lee Horton <leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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In 1988, the film was adapted as a graphic novel released by Now Comics. This issue was a stand-alone which was not canonical with the publisher's ongoing 'Fright Night' comic book series. See more »

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In the beginning of the film when Charley is running he jumps over a couple making and suddenly jumps over the bushes as well. See more »

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[Louie has just attacked Charley and Alex.]
Charley Brewster: That was *not* group hypnosis!
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'that was NOT group hypnosis!'
7 August 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Follow up to the 1985 horror hit isn't quite as good as the original, but is an amusing enough sequel.

Charley Brewster is now in college, when Dandridge's sister rolls into town with her entourage.

Fright Night Part 2 benefits from a well written story that has some of the spirit of the original film and plenty nicely gruesome special FX. Sure, it's not as charismatically done as the first movie, but it's a sequel with big shoes to fill! Director Tommy Lee Wallace does pretty well with giving the movie some style and solid action. The sequel also has a share of dark humor. Brad Fiedel's beautiful rock score is used once again and Deborah Holland does a great cover on the song 'Come to Me'.

Roddy McDowall and William Ragsdale both make welcomed returns as their original characters and come off as the best of the cast. Julie Carmen does make a fairly decent vamp villain though, while Jon Gries, Brian Thompson, and Russell Clark make for some good freak geeks.

Again, it's not the original, but as sequels go it certainly isn't bad either!

*** out of ****


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