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Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

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Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires, out for revenge.

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Tommy Lee Wallace

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Peter Vincent
William Ragsdale ... Charley Brewster
Traci Lind ... Alex (as Traci Lin)
Julie Carmen ... Regine Dandridge
Jon Gries ... Louie (as Jonathan Gries)
Russell Clark ... Belle
Brian Thompson ... Bozworth
Merritt Butrick ... Richie
Ernie Sabella ... Dr. Harrison
Matt Landers ... Mel
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Fritzy
Karen Anders Karen Anders ... Mrs. Stern
Rochelle Ashana ... Art Major
Blair Tefkin Blair Tefkin ... Bernice
Alexander Folk ... Sergeant
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Storyline

Charley Brewster, the impressionable teenager, reluctantly comes to terms with the freakishly improbable events that scarred his adolescence, convincing himself that the undead creatures of the night were only figments of his imagination. Three years later and after countless sessions of therapy, Charley carefully stays away from his former vampire-slaying companion, Peter Vincent, however, when a motley crew of oddballs led by the cryptic Regine come to town, suddenly, Charley's past creeps up on him to haunt him. Is history repeating itself? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fright Night Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$548,231, 21 May 1989

Gross USA:

$2,983,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,983,784
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vista Organization See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The books Alex looks at on the shelf in the library include the following: "The Castle of Otranto," an early Gothic novel, by Horace Walpole; "The Book of Vampires" by Dudley Wright (originally published in 1914 under the title "Vampires and Vampirism"); "The Transitive Vampire," by Karen Gordon (not a vampire book at all, but a humorous book about grammar); "Vampires," an anthology of vampire stories, edited by Alan Ryan; "The Dracula Book of Great Vampire Stories," edited by Leslie Shepard; and several editions of "Dracula," by Bram Stoker. See more »

Goofs

Vampires cast no reflection and therefore are invisible in mirrors. TV video cameras use mirrors. Regime's vampire performance on Fright Night should not have been viewable on TV. See more »

Quotes

Charley Brewster: It was a performance.
Peter Vincent: She cast no reflection!
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Alternate Versions

The Swedish version is cut with about 4 minutes. Scenes excluded are the maggots coming out of one of the vampires stomach, the death of the black vampire is shortened and Regines death is also cut in some places. Furthermore, Richie's death is also shortened to exclude a sequence of him being burned by holy water. See more »


Soundtracks

Louie, Louie
Written and performed by Richard Berry
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'that was NOT group hypnosis!'
7 August 2006 | by Nightman85See 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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