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Fright Night Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
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.

People Magazine
October 14, 2014
Basically this movie was made, a lot better, by Roman Polanski back in 1967 as The Fearless Vampire Killers.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 23, 2013
Not just an eighties horror classic, but a horror masterpiece...
David Parkinson
Radio Times
October 7, 2013
Neatly parodying Hitchcock and John Hughes movies, writer/director Tom Holland litters his rattling story with as many laughs as jolts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
September 11, 2013
Fright Night dances on a tightwire between satire and terror, glittered by special effects and a with-it nonchalance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View
August 21, 2011
Fright Night is a tidy little contemporary variation on the vampire horror movie.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 21, 2011
Makes up for a dearth of scares with cheeky self-referentiality.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Steve Crum
February 17, 2008
Underrated horror film is modern classic.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5

September 26, 2007
It is McDowall who makes this film better than it should be with his performance as the ham actor.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2007
The teen horror that was way before its time in the comedy parody stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
September 26, 2007
A minor classic of the genre, this is a memorable addition to the vampire tradition in the horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
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.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Nicholas Royle
Time Out
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.
Clint Morris
May 12, 2005
You'll scream, You'll laugh.....You'll want to press rewind
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 1, 2004
Decent little horror film with an unusual twist or two.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
March 7, 2004
Four words: You're so COOL, Brewster...!
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake French
January 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 6, 2003
A run-of-the mill vampire film buoyed by Sarandon's tragic villain and McDowall's wonderful would-be Van Helsing
| Original Score: 3/5
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