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Fright Night (1985)Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night (1985)

A no-frills, back-to-basics vampire flick with charming characters both good and evil

Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.4

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United States of America
English
Easy, Intense, No-brainer
1985
Tom Holland
Amanda Bearse, Art Evans, Bob Corff
107 min

Synopsis

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Charley Brewster, a high school student, accidentally discovers the true and creepy nature of Jerry Dandrige, his dashing and enigmatic new neighbor; but no one seems willing to believe him.

Our Take

7.4
The Staff

Fright Night wastes no time confirming that, yes, that handsome new neighbor is a vampire, and yes, he has to be defeated. By cutting to the chase, the film refreshingly lets its heroes and villains spend a lot of time together, goading each other on in a battle of wills. But apart from that, Fright Night sticks to the reliable ’80s-horror formula, full of spectacular makeup effects, cheesy thrills, and delightfully over-the-top performances. Chris Sarandon is irresistible as the evil vampire Jerry Dandrige, while Roddy McDowall’s heartfelt performance as the fraud vampire hunter Peter Vincent gives us a redemption arc worth rooting for.

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