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You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2 December 2016 (USA)
An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

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Chris Griffiths

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Chris Griffiths, Neil Morris (peter vincent segments) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chris Sarandon ... Himself
Brian Thompson ... Himself
Jon Gries ... Himself
Amanda Bearse ... Herself
Tom Holland ... Himself
Tommy Lee Wallace ... Himself
Stephen Geoffreys ... Himself
William Ragsdale ... Himself
Traci Lind ... Alex (archive footage)
Ernie Sabella ... Dr. Harrison (archive footage)
Julie Carmen ... Herself
Merritt Butrick ... Richie (archive footage)
Art Evans ... Himself
Brad Fiedel Brad Fiedel ... Himself
Jonathan Stark Jonathan Stark ... Himself
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An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

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UK

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English

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2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

A tie-in coffee table book by writers Gary Smart & Neil Morris was scheduled to be published to coincide with the initial release of the documentary, but a series of publishing problems delayed it by more than six months. The book includes interview excerpts that don't appear anywhere on the discs, and it gives a much broader insight into the making of Fright Night Part 2 (1988). See more »

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Amanda Bearse: Amy's the girl next door. She's in love with the boy next door who happens to live next door to a monster.
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Alternate Versions

The 2017 blu-ray edition of Fright Night from Eureka! includes a truncated 146-minute version of the documentary. The majority of the sequence concerning Fright Night Part 2 was removed. See more »

Connections

References 976-EVIL (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul Desire
Lyrics by Dan Gerics & Kristina Lakey
Music by Dan Gerics & Lito Velasco
Vocals by Kristina Lakey
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You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night: 50% isn't bad right?
14 January 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed Fright Night (1985) I consider it a true cult classic that has aged extremely well, it's sequel however I found went the other way entirely and I try to forget about its existence.

This extremely difficult to get hold of documentary covers both movies and stands at around 3hr 40 minutes which is pretty hefty. I'd say each movie get's about 50% of the time and that's where the problem lies.

I really enjoyed the first half, the interviews were brilliant and the story of the movies creation was arguably the best I've ever seen. Play by play, scene by scene it told the story of Fright Night almost as well as the movie itself and was a joy to behold.

Then the second half kicked in, and it all fell apart. I'm bias I know, because of my dislike for the second film but almost 2hrs of interviews and stories about a film that poor was painful.

If you enjoyed Fright Night I'd heartily recommend this to you as it really is excellent, but if you are of the same mind as me that the sequel was a pathetic cash grab then turn it off about half way.

The Good:

Highly indepth

Great interviews

Brilliant behind the scenes stories

The Bad:

Second half was pretty lame

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Charlie Sheen was nearly Charlie!

William Ragsdale had a broken foot for most of the film

Some props from Fright Night had been used in Ghostbusters (1984)


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