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March 31, 2018
Hilariously self-aware while maintaining a classic horror atmosphere. The film manages to provoke strong feelings of nostalgia, even on the first viewing.
michael e.
Super Reviewer
March 29, 2018
A brilliant blend of comedy and a special effects horror show. The idea of bringing the Vampire into modern day standards back in the 80s sounded like it would fail miserably, but this film pulled it off, and quite possibly my favorite of all horror movies I've seen. The effects are incredibly well done for the time, and it is quite possibly the most innovative horror movie of its time in the effects department.
½ March 21, 2018
Though a fanboy dream come true, it knows it and loves to overblown this idea. And we see it having fun all the time.
½ December 30, 2017
Fright Night is an edgy ride from the beggining. It can be disturbing and quite heartfelt at times. This movie will keep you at the edge of your seat, but don't go into it looking for anything substantial.
December 12, 2017
charley brewster, prince of my heart
November 12, 2017
Poor script, over the top acting, poor special effects - even for its time. Don't waste your time. This is no classic
October 26, 2017
Absolutely one of my favorite 80's horror films. To see the full review please go to:
½ October 25, 2017
I love this vampire classic! One of my childhood horror favorites. I prefer the old school horror flicks to the new school. New school is lazy with computer effects garbage. This movie is a perfect example of classic special effects and make-up. Back when it took talent and not just a few nerds on computers. Head and shoulders better than the new one! And I liked the new one!
½ October 20, 2017
A nice mix of horror and humor make this a fun movie to watch around the Halloween season.
½ October 19, 2017
Lol vampire movies right?
½ October 16, 2017
To be perfectly honest, this is the kind of horror movie I hate. It has all the common horror tropes including damsels in distress, people behaving moronically, and lots of gore and outlandish makeup effects. I?ll admit that Fright Night tries to have fun with some of the cliches, accepting that we know them already. It has a self-aware quality brought in by Roddy McDowell as the host of a horror TV series. Yet somehow they manage to completely avoid putting any twist on how things play out, despite the opportunity provided to flip the script. It?s all predictable, and that sucks any drama or potential scares out of the film for me. They don?t even allow us to wonder whether Chris Sarandon is actually a vampire, because they make it abundantly clear almost instantly. Leaving the audience to question the hero would have created more intrigue. There?s simply no subtlety to this movie whatsoever. The storytelling is blatant and upfront in every aspect, so it?s either going to work well for you or not. Since I?m generally a hater of traditional horror films, this one just played right into all the things I despise. Even a few good actors with solid performances couldn?t save Fright Night for me. However, for the lovers of campy B-movies in the horror genre, this could be custom built for you.
October 5, 2017
This has a great story and Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowall are excellent.
May 2, 2017
Pretty entertaining though there are flat spots.
April 25, 2017
Classic horror-comedy that never gets old.
March 25, 2017
Possibly one of the first horror films I sat up late to watch by myself in my youth, this actually held up fairly well on the re-watch. While it's definitely a victim of the '80s as far as fashion and music goes, it's still a fun film from start to finish, and the practical effects look pretty decent even after all these years.

Give it a rental, or just buy it cheap like I did.
March 8, 2017
- A fun horror-comedy with Roddy McDowell and Chris Sarandon. I always loved the poster as a kid. This film is a fun and easy watch for fans of the genre.

- I just watched this for the first time. It's a fun 80's horror/comedy starring "Marcy Darcy" and is actually quite fun. Not a great film but any means but worth a watch.
½ February 19, 2017
A mix of blood-soaked gore, and 80's camp help to make Fright Night not only a brilliant vampire movie but also a wonderful time-capsule for one of the Horror genre's most creative and prosperous decades.
½ January 28, 2017
I honestly couldn't tell if the movie was trying to take itself seriously or not. For me, the comedic aspect wasn't delivered strong enough. The starting plot felt forced and sporadic, while the acting was questionably over the top. Several of the characters are complete idiots, and lack my emotional support for their survival. The main character has some sort of sixth sense to know when something strange is happening, which anyone else would ignore.
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