Fright Night
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fright Night dances on a tightwire between satire and terror, glittered by special effects and a with-it nonchalance."
‑ Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
"Its tone is never exactly comedic and its horrific touches are more disgusting than scary."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Neatly parodying Hitchcock and John Hughes movies, writer/director Tom Holland litters his rattling story with as many laughs as jolts."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Underrated horror film is modern classic."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A minor classic of the genre, this is a memorable addition to the vampire tradition in the horror film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire, quite affable and debonair until his fingernails start to grow and his eyes get that glow."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Fright Night is not a distinguished movie, but it has a lot of fun being undistinguished."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Fright Night is a tidy little contemporary variation on the vampire horror movie."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"It is McDowall who makes this film better than it should be with his performance as the ham actor."
‑ , Film4
"This horror classic brings together great talent for an entertaining, and spooky vampire tale; helped inspire "Disturbia.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"It shouldn't even begin to work, and yet, strangely, it does, sort of, thanks to the assured handling of writer/director Holland."
‑ , Time Out
"Not just an eighties horror classic, but a horror masterpiece..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Makes up for a dearth of scares with cheeky self-referentiality."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The teen horror that was way before its time in the comedy parody stakes."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
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