Fright Night (1985)



Critic Consensus: Fright Night deftly combines thrills and humor in this ghostly tale about a man living next to a vampire.

Movie Info

Classic Vampire film about a teenager who learns that his next door neighbor is a vampire, and no one will believe him.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom Holland (X)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 19, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Jerry Dandridge

as Peter Vincent

as Charley Brewster

as Amy Peterson

as Billy Cole

as Judy Brewster

as Detective Lennox

as Bouncer

as Bouncer

as Teenage Girl

as Jonathan

as Miss Nina

as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Fright Night

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (5)

Fright Night dances on a tightwire between satire and terror, glittered by special effects and a with-it nonchalance.

Full Review… | September 11, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire, quite affable and debonair until his fingernails start to grow and his eyes get that glow.

Full Review… | September 26, 2007
Top Critic

It shouldn't even begin to work, and yet, strangely, it does, sort of, thanks to the assured handling of writer/director Holland.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Its tone is never exactly comedic and its horrific touches are more disgusting than scary.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The picture firmly belongs to Roddy McDowall, an absolute delight as a TV horror-show host who's unwillingly dragged into the whole frightful affair.

Full Review… | February 20, 2015
Creative Loafing

[Holland] serves up the oldest horror-yarn cliches with a straight face, keeping the action good-natured and even humorous until the gory climax.

Full Review… | October 14, 2014
Christian Science Monitor

Audience Reviews for Fright Night


Funnier and more amusingly disgusting than actually scary, this decent little vampire horror movie combines fright and humor in a really efficient way, making for a very enjoyable time despite - or maybe also because of - its outdated makeup and looks from the 1980s.

Carlos Magalh„es

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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26/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)

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