Macabre...ish Horror Review: Fright Night (1985)


Fright Night, 1985/ 105 min. When horror show fan, Charley Brewster, gets a New next door neighbor and becomes fascinated by his interesting habits and suspicious late night behaviors, he’s convinced that he must be a vampire and is killing his dates and dumping their bodies.


He tries, desperately, to convince people closest to him, calls the police and confronts his neighbor, Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon), but unsurprisingly, no one believed him and he only embarrasses himself in the confrontation at Jerry’s house.


So having no one else to turn too and because he’s a huge fan, he seeks the help of the host of his favorite horror show, ‘vampire hunter’ Peter Vincent. Charley’s taken aback when his hero rebuffs him and confesses to just being an actor and unable to help him. 


When the situation suddenly ratchets up after his best friend is turned and his girlfriend kidnapped, Charley is desperate for any help he can get and Peter is finally convinced and they go on the offensive in Dandridge’s house. 


This movie is a horror comedy. Good old 80s effects. Graphic with some adult scenes. Love the vampire stages and transformation both because they’re scary and hilarious. I’ve always really enjoyed this movie! 


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