Fright Night Reviews

  • Dec 06, 2020

    This is pure awesomeness for halloween movie nights !

    This is pure awesomeness for halloween movie nights !

  • Nov 02, 2020

    While Roddy McDowall is endearing, Stephen Geoffreys is insufferable, and the rest are just bland. The film plays on long awkward moments of a vampire preying on a teenage girl sexually - it's uncomfortably unnecessary, and boring. I love the idea for a film like this, and though a remake has been done, I think given the right mind and creative freedom, there's a great version of this waiting to be done.

    While Roddy McDowall is endearing, Stephen Geoffreys is insufferable, and the rest are just bland. The film plays on long awkward moments of a vampire preying on a teenage girl sexually - it's uncomfortably unnecessary, and boring. I love the idea for a film like this, and though a remake has been done, I think given the right mind and creative freedom, there's a great version of this waiting to be done.

  • Oct 24, 2020

    As hypnotic witchery was sought through "The Crucible" to bribe decent praise, similarly-motivated vampiric hypnosis was felt through an uncomfortable, invasively uninviting embrace like the demonic theatrical entity approaches you in an embrace as this earlier genuinely titled understandably so-called cult classic progresses and simultaneity is unexpectedly dimensional. What caused the feeling is through the disturbing grotesque of the praiseworthy effects and sorrowful theming in innocence loss by committed performances over the cautiously approaching writing, proving how skillful the picture is despite losing its praised tones. If it maintained its course from the first impression of being a vampiric turn for "Rear Window", then that would be the ultimate achievement for this very narrative instead of the growing discomfort. (B-)

    As hypnotic witchery was sought through "The Crucible" to bribe decent praise, similarly-motivated vampiric hypnosis was felt through an uncomfortable, invasively uninviting embrace like the demonic theatrical entity approaches you in an embrace as this earlier genuinely titled understandably so-called cult classic progresses and simultaneity is unexpectedly dimensional. What caused the feeling is through the disturbing grotesque of the praiseworthy effects and sorrowful theming in innocence loss by committed performances over the cautiously approaching writing, proving how skillful the picture is despite losing its praised tones. If it maintained its course from the first impression of being a vampiric turn for "Rear Window", then that would be the ultimate achievement for this very narrative instead of the growing discomfort. (B-)

  • Oct 07, 2020

    The Exposition in the beginning is fine with a few vampire peaks, but the rest of the film drags out as surprisingly boring with almost no vampire action, unlike what it promises on the cover.

    The Exposition in the beginning is fine with a few vampire peaks, but the rest of the film drags out as surprisingly boring with almost no vampire action, unlike what it promises on the cover.

  • Sep 27, 2020

    Great 80's vampire movie seen it in theaters when it first came out

    Great 80's vampire movie seen it in theaters when it first came out

  • Sep 05, 2020

    Classic vampire flick that ranks as one of the best in the genre, thanks to a superb mix of horror, humor and heart. The cast is excellent across the board, with Chris Sarandon making one of the best vampires in recent memory with Jerry, as charming as he is deadly, with just the right hint of humanity (he seems to genuinely not want to kill Charlie at first). The other highlight is of course the late, great Roddy McDowell as Peter Vincient, the horror host Charlie turns to when he has no where else to go, bringing a perfect mix of camp and humanity to the role. Behind the camera, writer/director Tom Holland delivers a fantastic tribute to classic monster movies, from Peter Vincient's name (his an amalgam of Peter Cushing & Vincent Price) to sticking to the horror mythology (crosses and stakes actually do work). There is a nice bit of humor too, especially with Charlie bumbling to prove Jerry is a vampire at first, along with heart, as you do care about the characters, making the horror that much more terrifying. Coupled with some fantastic visual effects (it was one of the first vampire flicks to show a full transformation), and this is one of the best vampire movies ever made, and a classic to this day.

    Classic vampire flick that ranks as one of the best in the genre, thanks to a superb mix of horror, humor and heart. The cast is excellent across the board, with Chris Sarandon making one of the best vampires in recent memory with Jerry, as charming as he is deadly, with just the right hint of humanity (he seems to genuinely not want to kill Charlie at first). The other highlight is of course the late, great Roddy McDowell as Peter Vincient, the horror host Charlie turns to when he has no where else to go, bringing a perfect mix of camp and humanity to the role. Behind the camera, writer/director Tom Holland delivers a fantastic tribute to classic monster movies, from Peter Vincient's name (his an amalgam of Peter Cushing & Vincent Price) to sticking to the horror mythology (crosses and stakes actually do work). There is a nice bit of humor too, especially with Charlie bumbling to prove Jerry is a vampire at first, along with heart, as you do care about the characters, making the horror that much more terrifying. Coupled with some fantastic visual effects (it was one of the first vampire flicks to show a full transformation), and this is one of the best vampire movies ever made, and a classic to this day.

  • Jul 31, 2020

    Saw it when it first came out in 1985 it was as awesome then as it is now. The cast including the late great Roddy McDowell were in fine form on this classic vampire movie even better than the the lost boys

    Saw it when it first came out in 1985 it was as awesome then as it is now. The cast including the late great Roddy McDowell were in fine form on this classic vampire movie even better than the the lost boys

  • Jul 29, 2020

    Top 5 movies of all time. Love this film.

    Top 5 movies of all time. Love this film.

  • Jul 16, 2020

    A cult classic for obvious reasons, Fright Night was far more underwhelming than I could have anticipated. I liked Chris Sarandon's slick, suave performance the most, and its clear that his time in theatre has been used to develop this character. The rest of the acting is hit and miss, except Stephen Geoffrey's, whose performances is so terrible it isn't even funny. It's like the director told him to do one thing and then told everyone else to do something entirely different, as his mugging and awkward line readings stick out like a classy vampire in a suburban neighbourhood. Some of the special effects are pretty poor, but the practical effects look great. The climax feels like it goes on way too long, and I could definitely have done without the villain laughing every few minutes for absolutely no reason, which just makes it go on even longer. For the most part I was simply bored, since the conversations are repetitive and events move slower than necessary. Its does have a few highlights, but overall, I just wasn't particularly interested in the story or its characters.

    A cult classic for obvious reasons, Fright Night was far more underwhelming than I could have anticipated. I liked Chris Sarandon's slick, suave performance the most, and its clear that his time in theatre has been used to develop this character. The rest of the acting is hit and miss, except Stephen Geoffrey's, whose performances is so terrible it isn't even funny. It's like the director told him to do one thing and then told everyone else to do something entirely different, as his mugging and awkward line readings stick out like a classy vampire in a suburban neighbourhood. Some of the special effects are pretty poor, but the practical effects look great. The climax feels like it goes on way too long, and I could definitely have done without the villain laughing every few minutes for absolutely no reason, which just makes it go on even longer. For the most part I was simply bored, since the conversations are repetitive and events move slower than necessary. Its does have a few highlights, but overall, I just wasn't particularly interested in the story or its characters.

  • Jul 13, 2020

    Well done mix of comedy and horror.

    Well done mix of comedy and horror.