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.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: January 19, 1999
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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.

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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Variety Staff

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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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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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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The picture firmly belongs to Roddy McDowall, an absolute delight as a TV horror-show host who's unwillingly dragged into the whole frightful affair.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
I watched this after I saw the remake and went backwards, so I feel I must compare the two at least a little bit. Chris Sarandon plays a very charming Jerry… More
EightThirty .
26/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)
Carlos Magalh„es
Funnier and more amusingly disgusting than actually scary, this decent little vampire horror movie combines fright and humor in a really efficient way, making… More
Chris Miele
A true horror classic, the day after I watched it for the first time, I wanted to watch it again.
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three stars