Fright Night

Fright Night

"There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark."
  • R
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 7.1  (61,320)
  • 62

For some people, nothing gives more of a thrill than watching a good horror movie. One such example of a classic horror thriller movie can be found in Fright Night, which came out in 1985. The movie Fright Night is about a kid named Charlie Brewster, who is played by William Ragsdale, happens to be a big fan of horror films. One day Charlie finds out that the neighbors moving in next door to him are actually vampires, so naturally he tries to tell everyone from his mother to the police about this. Of course, everyone thinks he is making this up and gets ignored by them as a result. The neighbor, Jerry Dandridge, is played by Chris Sarandon, confronts Charlie about it and tells him to leave him alone, which only results in him threatening to hurt Charlie later on. Also in this movie is Roddy McDowall, who plays the character of Peter Vincent who interestingly enough played the role of a vampire killer on the television show that Charlie likes, and is also the one person that he goes to for help in this situation. The movie itself is both directed and written by Tom Holland, and even the movie poster hosts a vampire figure on it. The movie also hosts a pretty small cast, consisting of about eight major members, but they all play the roles they are meant to. Both Sarandon and Ragsdale are given the most attention, in that they are the two main roles in the movie, and what's interesting is that Ragsdale was only twenty-four at the time and playing a teenager in the film. Fright Night is simply another horror film that is seen as a classic. In the end it even ended up winning a few awards as a result.

Fright Night
Fright Night
Fright Night

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For some people, nothing gives more of a thrill than watching a good horror movie. One such example of a classic horror thriller movie can be found in Fright Night, which came out in 1985. The movie Fright Night is about a kid named Charlie Brewster, who is played by William Ragsdale, happens to be a big fan of horror films. One day Charlie finds out that the neighbors moving in next door to him are actually vampires, so naturally he tries to tell everyone from his mother to the police about this. Of course, everyone thinks he is making this up and gets ignored by them as a result. The neighbor, Jerry Dandridge, is played by Chris Sarandon, confronts Charlie about it and tells him to leave him alone, which only results in him threatening to hurt Charlie later on. Also in this movie is Roddy McDowall, who plays the character of Peter Vincent who interestingly enough played the role of a vampire killer on the television show that Charlie likes, and is also the one person that he goes to for help in this situation.

The movie itself is both directed and written by Tom Holland, and even the movie poster hosts a vampire figure on it. The movie also hosts a pretty small cast, consisting of about eight major members, but they all play the roles they are meant to. Both Sarandon and Ragsdale are given the most attention, in that they are the two main roles in the movie, and what's interesting is that Ragsdale was only twenty-four at the time and playing a teenager in the film.

Fright Night is simply another horror film that is seen as a classic. In the end it even ended up winning a few awards as a result.

Fright Night is a 1985 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 62.

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  • Release Date
    1985
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 46 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (61,320)
  • Metascore
    62