21 July 2024
Fright Night (1985)
105 min.
Directed by Tom Holland.
With Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Strark.
Breathing new life into the vampire genre (sort of), this surprisingly effective little flick benefits strongly from some solid actors, namely McDowall as a veteran horror TV star and Geoffreys as a wisecracking high school outcast.

Ragsdale is equally likable as a fairly normal teenager who comes to believe the hip new neighbor next door is a vampire.

Filled with some fun scenes and just the right amount of self-humor, this one is a winner.

A particularly strong sequence comes with the climax, highlighting some amazingly good gore effects!

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