Fright Night
Fright Night (1985)

Classic Vampire film about a teenager who learns that his next door neighbor is a vampire, and no one will believe him.

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 19, 1999
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Critic Score
91%
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User Score
76%



Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fright Night deftly combines thrills and humor in this ghostly tale about a man living next to a vampire.

Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

Fright Night dances on a tightwire between satire and terror, glittered by special effects and a with-it nonchalance.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Its tone is never exactly comedic and its horrific touches are more disgusting than scary.

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People Magazine

Basically this movie was made, a lot better, by Roman Polanski back in 1967 as The Fearless Vampire Killers.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Chris Sarandon is terrific as the vampire, quite affable and debonair until his fingernails start to grow and his eyes get that glow.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Fright Night is not a distinguished movie, but it has a lot of fun being undistinguished.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Not just an eighties horror classic, but a horror masterpiece...

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Nicholas Royle
Time Out

It shouldn't even begin to work, and yet, strangely, it does, sort of, thanks to the assured handling of writer/director Holland.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

[Holland] serves up the oldest horror-yarn cliches with a straight face, keeping the action good-natured and even humorous until the gory climax.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Neatly parodying Hitchcock and John Hughes movies, writer/director Tom Holland litters his rattling story with as many laughs as jolts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
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MisterYoda ?
three stars
EightThirty .
26/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)
Michael Edwards
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… More
Chris Miele
A true horror classic, the day after I watched it for the first time, I wanted to watch it again.
KJ Proulx
This film represents horror classics in a huge way, with twists and surprises that will have you begging for more. As a new neighbour moves in next door, the… More

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