Fright Night 

Last Updated on: October 14th, 2023

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“Fright Night” is a horror-comedy film that was first released in 1985 and directed by Tom Holland. The movie is a cult classic and has since gained a significant following among horror fans.

The story revolves around Charley Brewster, a high school student who becomes suspicious of his new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige. Charley begins to suspect that Jerry is a vampire after witnessing some strange and suspicious activities next door.

Desperate to protect himself and those he cares about, Charley seeks the help of a late-night horror television show host, Peter Vincent, who is famous for hunting vampires on TV. At first, Peter dismisses Charley’s claims as mere fantasies, but as he spends more time with him, he starts to believe that Charley might be telling the truth.

As the story unfolds, Charley finds himself facing a dangerous and terrifying battle against the powerful vampire Jerry. With the help of Peter Vincent, Charley must use his wits and courage to outsmart the vampire and save his loved ones from Jerry’s deadly grasp.

“Fright Night” is a clever and entertaining mix of horror and humor. It pays homage to classic vampire films while also injecting a dose of self-awareness and comedy into the genre. The film is well-acted, and Colin Farrell’s portrayal of Jerry Dandrige as a charismatic and menacing vampire is particularly memorable.

The movie successfully balances suspenseful and scary moments with lighthearted and funny scenes, making it a thrilling experience for horror enthusiasts and casual viewers alike. The practical effects and makeup used to create the vampire transformations and other gory scenes are well-done and add to the movie’s charm.

The film’s soundtrack, composed by Brad Fiedel, complements the atmosphere and adds to the overall enjoyment of the movie. It captures the eerie and suspenseful moments while also incorporating a touch of ’80s nostalgia.

Overall, “Fright Night” is a classic horror-comedy that has stood the test of time. It continues to be loved by audiences for its humor, scares, and homage to the vampire genre. The film’s clever storytelling, memorable characters, and iconic performances have cemented its status as a beloved cult classic.

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Additional Details


  • Anton Yelchin: Charley Brewster
  • Colin Farrell: Jerry Dandrige
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse: Edward “Evil Ed” Lee
  • David Tennant: Peter Vincent
  • Imogen Poots: Amy Peterson
  • Toni Collette: Jane Brewster
  • Dave Franco: Mark
  • Reid Ewing: Ben
  • Will Denton: Adam Johnson
  • Sandra Vergara: Ginger
  • Lisa Loeb: Victoria Lee
  • Brian Huskey: Rick Lee
  • Grace Phipps: Bee
  • Dee Bradley Baker: Vampires


  • Director: Craig Gillespie
  • Producers: Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig
  • Screenplay: Marti Noxon

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