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What would you do if you realized that your charming next-door neighbor (Chris Sarandon) was actually a bloodthirsty vampire? This is the dilemma Charley (William Ragsdale) mu...Read more
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Fright Night (1998, DVD)
Fright Night looks like another cheesy vampire film: a young man finds out that a vampire has moved next door, no one believes him, the vampire comes after him, his only hope ...Read more
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A darn solid little vampire flick. Mixes horror, comedy and affection for the genre into one tasty dish. And Roddy's just great in this one. Decent little horror film with an ...Read more
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What would you do if you realized that your charming next-door neighbor (Chris Sarandon) was actually a bloodthirsty vampire? This is the dilemma Charley (William Ragsdale) must confront when he notices some rather strange occurrences on the block. His solution is to enlist the aid of Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), a has-been horror film actor who now hosts "Fright Night," a local TV show. Together, the duo set out to rid Charley of his coffin-dwelling neighbor--but their plans go awry when the suave bloodsucker realizes they're on to him.

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 043396056299

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Genre:Horror/Suspense, Television
Format:DVD

eBay Product ID: EPID3079390
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"...FRIGHT NIGHT is a prize...set up first by charm and humor....Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire..."
Variety - Har. (07/31/1985)

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Fright Night (1998, DVD)

Created: 18/07/06
Fright Night looks like another cheesy vampire film: a young man finds out that a vampire has moved next door, no one believes him, the vampire comes after him, his only hope is an old horror TV star, etc. It's pretty predictable, right down to the whole thing about the boy's girlfriend bearing a striking resemblance to one of the vampire's old flames. So yes, in its own way, Fright Night is cheesy. At the same time, though, it is oh so much more than you would expect - an entertaining, somewhat creepy vampire film that features some great acting and some really impressive special effects. You expect to see really bad, noticeably cheap special effects in a film like this, but Fright Night hits a home run in this department.

William Ragsdale plays Charley Brewster, a typical horror-loving kid who just so happens to find out that his new neighbor is a vampire - naturally, no one believes him, including his friend Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys who whent on to starr in gay porn) and his girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse, who went on to play Marcie on Married With Children). For some reason, Charley decides to be open about his suspicions, thus letting the vampire know that he knows his little secret - not a smart move, as Charley soon learns courtesy of a little visit from the new guy in town. This vampire, I must say, looks nothing like your typical Count Dracula; he actually looks like a reject from Dance Fever, making it a little hard for me to take him seriously (although the threat of "Deney Terrio" busting out some disco moves in the film's one night club scene certainly had me feeling uneasy). In desperation, Charley goes to the only man he thinks can help him - Peter Vincent, Vampire Killer (Roddy McDowall). Vincent killed many a vampire - in the movies - and he is now the local host of Fright Night, a late-night horror show. As you might expect, Vincent doesn't really believe in vampires and, once he sees that Charley is telling him the truth, he isn't too anxious to fight them, either. McDowall is really great in this movie; he is the lynchpin upon which most of the movie's success depends.

I can't say enough about the special effects, especially those in the film's climactic moments. As a horror fan, I really appreciate the filmmakers spending the time and money to give me such an impressive show. The plot features a number of cliches as well as a couple of "oldest tricks in the book," but the inspired performance of Roddy McDowell combined with the fantastic special effects leads me to bump my rating up from four to five stars. This probably won't be the best vampire film you've ever seen, but I am sure that fans of the genre will not fail to get quick a kick out of Fright Night it takes me back to the 1980 every time I play it.
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NICE!!!

Created: 16/12/10
A darn solid little vampire flick. Mixes horror, comedy and affection for the genre into one tasty dish. And Roddy's just great in this one. Decent little horror film with an unusual twist or two. Tom Holland's directorial debut is a wildly entertaining concoction that perfectly blends horror and comedy. Roddy McDowall steals the show as TV horror host Peter Vincent
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Comedy & Horror: the Perfect BITE!

Created: 25/08/08
I am an avid fan of vampire flicks and Fright Night stands out above many others. It is comic without being stupid and the scares are definitely there. Chris Sarandon makes an awesome creature of the night. He can certainly bite my neck! Bela Lugousi never did it for me. Rodney MacDowell is top notch in this role. He has been in many sci-fi and horror films so his performance as a host of a late night horror movie channel is classic. Don't miss this film.
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Fright Night

Created: 17/04/06
"Fright Night" gave a long awaited transfusion to the vampire cinema. Sadly, very few vampire movies since "Fright Night"(shown in theaters in 1985) have come close. This ia a must-see movie!

An homage to classic vampire cinema with a modern twist, "Fright Night" has fantastic special effects that compliment, rather than overshadow, the superbly written and directed story.

Featuring a number of highly erotic moments, in particular the dance club sequence, during which vampire Jerry Dandridge(played perfectly by Chris Sarandon) seduces Charlie's girlfriend Amy(Amanda Bearse).
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Welcome to FRIGHT NIGHT!!

Created: 01/01/10
This movie was one of my favs in the vampire movies. The cast has quite a charming appeal including Susan Sarandon's brother Chris. Of course the storyline is quite good for its age. Special effects for its time were done quite well. The comical Roddy McDowell playing a reputed vampire hunter was hillarious. Of course,some of the lines in the movie were pretty quirky and rather cheesy. Overall, a great spooky flick with dose of comedy for people to enjoy.
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