Fright Night Reviews

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December 30, 2020
A pitch-perfect blend of horror, comedy and heart. It's the ultimate '80s vampire film.
September 21, 2020
Fright Night benefits from being one of the purest versions of horror-comedy. Both genres are equally represented without manipulation. The tropes of both combine to present real laughs with the terror and real terror with the laughs.
September 6, 2020
The comedy is handled smartly, particularly as Charley remains deadly serious, even while everyone around him mercilessly mocks his conjectures.
April 11, 2018
A playful, loving homage to the golden age of horror, yet completely its own beastly fun ride of frights and thrills.
February 20, 2015
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.
October 14, 2014
[Holland] serves up the oldest horror-yarn cliches with a straight face, keeping the action good-natured and even humorous until the gory climax.
October 14, 2014
Basically this movie was made, a lot better, by Roman Polanski back in 1967 as The Fearless Vampire Killers.
October 23, 2013
Not just an eighties horror classic, but a horror masterpiece...
October 7, 2013
Neatly parodying Hitchcock and John Hughes movies, writer/director Tom Holland litters his rattling story with as many laughs as jolts.
September 11, 2013
Fright Night dances on a tightwire between satire and terror, glittered by special effects and a with-it nonchalance.
August 21, 2011
Fright Night is a tidy little contemporary variation on the vampire horror movie.
April 21, 2011
Makes up for a dearth of scares with cheeky self-referentiality.
February 17, 2008
Underrated horror film is modern classic.
September 26, 2007
It is McDowall who makes this film better than it should be with his performance as the ham actor.
September 26, 2007
The teen horror that was way before its time in the comedy parody stakes.
September 26, 2007
A minor classic of the genre, this is a memorable addition to the vampire tradition in the horror film.
September 26, 2007
Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire, quite affable and debonair until his fingernails start to grow and his eyes get that glow.
July 29, 2007
January 26, 2006
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.
January 26, 2006
It shouldn't even begin to work, and yet, strangely, it does, sort of, thanks to the assured handling of writer/director Holland.
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