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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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Credited cast:
Chris Sarandon ... Himself
Brian Thompson ... Himself
Jon Gries ... Himself
Amanda Bearse ... Herself
Stephen Geoffreys ... Himself
Ernie Sabella ... Dr. Harrison (archive footage)
Traci Lind ... Alex (archive footage)
Merritt Butrick ... Richie (archive footage)
Tom Holland ... Himself
William Ragsdale ... Himself
Julie Carmen ... Herself
Art Evans ... Himself
Tommy Lee Wallace ... Himself
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Himself
Russell Clark ... Belle (archive footage)
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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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The original blu-ray release included a slipcover O-Card with alternate cover artwork and an 8-page comic titled "You're So Cool, Brewster!" by Doug Saquic and Jessica Gaude. 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 »

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Features Fright Night: Electronic Press Kit (1985) See more »

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Soul Desire
Lyrics by Dan Gerics & Kristina Lakey
Music by Dan Gerics & Lito Velasco
Vocals by Kristina Lakey
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Excellent Documentary
10 July 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

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

**** (out of 4)

If you're a fan of FRIGHT NIGHT then you'll certainly love this documentary no matter which version you watch. The original version apparently runs 217-minutes and discusses not only the original film but also the sequel and remake. There's an alternate version clocking in at 140-minutes and this version can be seen on Shudder at the time of me writing this and it only covers the original film and a few minutes of the sequel.

With that said, the 140-minute version that I watched was certainly highly entertaining and contained just about anything you'd want to know about the film. The director Tom Holland and the majority of the cast and crew are on hand to discuss the making of the film and how everything came to be.

It seems the new trend is to take movies and make documentaries on them that last longer than the film itself. That's the case here as this here is another mammoth documentary that covers every aspect of the production and there's no question that you're going to learn just about everything you wanted. I really loved the various discussions dealing with the pre-production and how everything came into place including the casting of the film.

There's also a lot of great talk about the various special effects that were used in the film and we get a very detailed look at their creation, what they were trying to do and what they did to achieve the look. These stories are among the highlights of the documentary as well is the discussion on the alternate ending that the studio had them get rid of.

As I said, I've only seen the 140-minute version but I honestly can't wait to see the longer one. If you're a fan of the film then you're certainly going to love this.


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