Fright Night 2 1989

Fright Night Part 2

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Young Charley (William Ragsdale) once again fights vampires with his TV horror-show host friend (Roddy McDowall).

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Audience Reviews for Fright Night 2

  • Jun 03, 2016
    Takes a step down from the original in virtually all aspects from the original, but it's only one step down, and it's not a very big step.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2012
    Despite the success of the first film, Fright Night Part 2 is a little known underground film in which the fight against vampires continues. In this adventure Charlie Brewster and Peter Vincent are brought together again when a coven of vampires come to town bend of seeking revenge. Unfortunately, this sequel has none of the charm or charisma of the original, and isn't nearly as clever. Fright Night Part 2 adds very little to the series and is best forgotten.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2012
    Being a die-hard fan of the original Fright Night, I finally got around to seeing the sequel. I had heard mixed things about, and I was skeptical about seeing it. However, I found the film to be pretty good, but not as good the original. This sequel is a more laid back flick than the first. Watching the first film, you realize that there is a different tone in atmosphere with this one. The film is good, but lacks the elements that made the first one such a classic. The problem with this film is that it essentially follows the same ideas as the first. With that being said, Fright Night Part 2 offers nothing really new or original, but is nonetheless a fun little film. This is one of those sequels that could have been great, but it's slightly disappointing. This film could have been better if Stephen Geoffreys who played Evil Ed would have returned. The film is slightly more tongue in cheek than the original, and is gorier, which ruins the tone of the film a bit. The original Fright Night wasn't gory and tended to rely more a dark atmosphere to create its horror. However with this sequel, the filmmakers went for more gore, which for me anyhow cheapened the film a bit. The standouts here are Julie Carmen as Regine Dandrige and Traci Lind as Alex, Charley's new girlfriend. The script may not be as solid as the first film, but this is still a pretty good vampire film. This could have been a far better sequel as well. The film had some good ideas on-screen, but I think that they could have toned down the gore and make it a bit more atmospheric. The sensual traditional vampire elements were there, and Julie Carmen was definitely perfect in her part. The best way to describe Fright Night Part 2 is as a cheesy, mindless good time. Just don't go expecting something memorable like the 1985 classic, you'll be disappointed. However as far as real vampire films are concerned, this is still one of those films that keeps with the traditions. This is a film worth seeing and still fun, just not as fun as the original.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2011
    This was a completely unnecessary sequel to a great film, not to mention it is more than just a major downgrade in filmmaking. Vampires randomly come in, the main cast change their minds from the thoughts they originally had by the end of the first movie, which makes absolutely no sense, and overall, this film disgusted me. A director who had nothing to do with the first film decided to helm a sequel that stared lead female vampires and a vampire that doesn't like blood, but enjoys to eat insects. Besides the ridiculously similar plot line, the bad acting, the untrue dialogue, and the stupid jump scares, there are a few moments that reflect on the original and would make any viewer smirk. However, the originality is missing, which makes this film almost unwatchable to think it is a sequel to a classic. I will never watch this movie again and quite frankly I despise the creators for thinking of it! What a shame!
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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