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Fright Night

Chris Sarandon , William Ragsdale , Tom Holland    VHS Tape
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Jerry Dandridge... Feb. 23 2004
By Zacc
He's sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he's th eperfect neighboor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap, there's just one thing you should know,. Jerry Prefers his drinks warm, red-abd straigt from the jugular! It's FRIGHT NIGHT, a horrific howl starring Chris Sarandon as the seductive vampire and William Ragsdale as the frantic teenager struggling to keep Jerry's deadly fangs out of his neck. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster knows Jerry's bloodcurdling secret. When Charley can't get anybody to believe him, he turns to TV horror host Peter Vincent, who used to be the "Great Vampire Killer" of the movies. Can these mortals save Charley and his sweetheart Amy from the wrathful bloodsucker's toothy embrace? If you love being scared, FRIGHT NIGHT will give you the nightmare of your life!
Rated R For language, nudity, and violence.
Special Features Include:
Interactive Menus
Languages: English 2-channel (Dolby Surround), french, portugues
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portugues, Chinese, Korean, Thai.
Theatrical Trailer
Scene Selection
Widescreen and Full Screen Formats.
This Movie Rocks! GET IT! Its both scary and cheesy! one of the better 80's horror movies!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
At first glance, Fright Night looks like another cheesy vampire film: a young man figures out that a vampire has moved next door, no one believes him, the vampire comes after him, his only hope is an old horror actor, 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 in a truly annoying performance) 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).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sleeper cult classic June 28 2004
Format:VHS Tape
As of this writing, there are over 105 reviews, and easily more than half of them have given this film five stars. That says a lot about this completely enjoyable, suspenseful nugget of mind candy. Roddy McDowell turns a splendid tongue-in-cheek performance as a horror movie t.v. emcee who is way beyond his prime, and is now enlisted by a couple of teens to fight real a vampire. Chris Sarandon as the vampire, Jerry, does a terrific job as a super-smug bloodsucker.
Much of the plot is nothing new: teens discover mayhem; adults don't believe teens; teens begin to endure in-fighting; the mayhem grows more menacing; teenage girl falls victim to mayhem; unlikely courage and heroes emerge to save the girl and the town. But that doesn't matter. The true strength of this film is its ability to draw from these conventions and make it turn and twist on themselves. And the humor that's drawn out keeps the pace lively while setting you up for more horror. This same formula worked for another relatively unknown film, "Return of the Living Dead."
FRIGHT NIGHT will guarantee you a fun night! Give it a view!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Popcorn never tasted so good May 29 2004
By A Customer
Anyone settling in for the night with some snacks and a couple of friends would not fail to enjoy this movie. It is a gruesome, slightly campy horror romp that hardly gets anything wrong. It's a great deal of fun.
Charlie is a normal teen; all he wants out of life is to get some nooky from his girlfriend and maybe pass his trigonometry test, too. But Charlie has a new neighbor who likes to drain the blood out of prostitutes, and he can't just sit by without doing something about it. Yes, he discovers the guy next door is a vampire, and of course no one believes him.
The cast is perfect. The wonderful, underrated Chris Sarandon plays the dapper vampire, whose name (Jerry!) isn't all that scary, but he still manages to serve up plenty of menace. Charlie is capably played by William Ragsdale. Reluctantly assisting Charlie in his crusade are Amanda Bierce ("Married...with Children") as his whiny girlfriend, Stephen Geoffreys as his goofball buddy Ed, and Roddy McDowell as a has-been TV horror flick host who talks the talk but is too cowardly to walk the walk. Geoffreys in particular is priceless. He is easily the most entertaining character in the movie, especially after he encounters Jerry in an alley late one night (in a haunting, surprisingly sympathetic scene). When the "vampire hunters" finally make their stand at Jerry's house, all hell breaks loose.
Gore galore, laughs and scares... All I can say is, have fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect condition. A plus!
Published 2 months ago by Guy Lesperance
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest horror films of the 1980s
Just some information on the 2006 dvd:

Fright Night -1985, 107 mins, anamorphic widescreen 2. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Keith Little
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This film is a one of a kind classic. As cheezy and cliché it may seem, you have to keep in mind it was released in 1985. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Secret Banshee
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This movie is a true classic Chris Sarandon plays this charactor with ease. You find yourself rooting of him instead of the hero. loved every minute of it soo happy i bought it
Published 21 months ago by Firefly74
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this movie a lot
I liked this movie a lot. It has humor and suspense and some genuine horror. The acting is really good - especially Roddy McDowell as the TV vampire killer and Chris Sarandon as... Read more
Published on March 12 2010 by Carol A. Jevrem
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining and amusing
as vampire movies go,this one is quite fun and entertaining.it even has
some humor mixed in with everything else. Read more
Published on March 18 2008 by falcon
3.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80s Horror
I couldn't not offer some sort of review for this movie considering it's been popped into the VCR some twenty odd times over the years. Read more
Published on Nov. 24 2007 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars the best horror movie
this is no doubt the best horror during the eighties. i watch quite a lot of horror movies due to the fact that they are my favourite kind of movie. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Horror Movie
This is a great film and wasn't over done. It is one of those teen 80's vampire flicks, and is very enjoyable no matter how old you are. Read more
Published on March 19 2004 by dylan
4.0 out of 5 stars Monsters and mayhem, done to a turn
FRIGHT NIGHT (USA 1985): Unable to convince anyone that his new neighbor (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire, a desperate teenager (William Ragsdale) summons the help of a reluctant TV... Read more
Published on March 1 2004 by Libretio
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