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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Louie (as Jonathan Gries)
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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 <>

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Roddy McDowall and director Tommy Lee Wallace had an unpleasant lunch with Live Entertainment chairman Jose Menendez to discuss the film's distribution and marketing, and later the same evening the exec was slaughtered by his sons, Lyle Menendez and Erik Menendez. As news of the murders swirled around Hollywood the next morning, McDowall phoned Wallace and cracked, "Well, I didn't do it. Did you?" See more »


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 »


Bozworth: [to Louie] You were supposed to bite her on the neck.
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A Sequel That Works
22 December 1998 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

There are so few sequels that do work, and have something a bit more to say from the original. Fright Night 2 is one of those. It has more to say on the idea of the supernatural in real-life (Charlie's inability to deal with the events of the original movie, Vincent's trying to avoid the whole thing), and gives us a decent follow-up to the original with Dandridge's sister on a revenge kick. There are more nods to Stoker and the original vampire mythology (the reference to wild roses, for instance), and the new vampire's sidekickers are equally as weird as Jonathan Stark's Billy Cole in the original. See it if you can: it doesn't seem to be a movie that shows up very often.

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