• R, 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Tom Holland
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1985 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 19, 1999
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Fright Night Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Not just an eighties horror classic, but a horror masterpiece...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 23, 2013
David Parkinson
Radio Times

Neatly parodying Hitchcock and John Hughes movies, writer/director Tom Holland litters his rattling story with as many laughs as jolts.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 7, 2013
Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
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Fright Night dances on a tightwire between satire and terror, glittered by special effects and a with-it nonchalance.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

September 11, 2013
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

Fright Night is a tidy little contemporary variation on the vampire horror movie.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

August 21, 2011
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Makes up for a dearth of scares with cheeky self-referentiality.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B

April 21, 2011
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Underrated horror film is modern classic.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 17, 2008

Film4

It is McDowall who makes this film better than it should be with his performance as the ham actor.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 26, 2007
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The teen horror that was way before its time in the comedy parody stakes.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

September 26, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A minor classic of the genre, this is a memorable addition to the vampire tradition in the horror film.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 26, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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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 Source: Variety

September 26, 2007
Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

| Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2007
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

This horror classic brings together great talent for an entertaining, and spooky vampire tale; helped inspire "Disturbia."

| Original Score: 5/5

July 13, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Tom Holland's directorial debut is a wildly entertaining concoction that perfectly blends horror and comedy. Roddy McDowall steals the show as TV horror host Peter Vincent.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 26, 2006

Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

August 5, 2005
Clint Morris
Moviehole

You'll scream, You'll laugh.....You'll want to press rewind

| Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2005
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com

| Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Decent little horror film with an unusual twist or two.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2004
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Four words: You're so COOL, Brewster...!

| Original Score: 4/5

March 7, 2004
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