With the imminent release of the remake, it’s time to brush up on this eighties classic. I seriously doubt that the new version will be any good, yes, the cast is phenomenal, but I am having doubts that they will be able to create that relaxed mix of genres…. And they are horror, comedy and thriller, with Fright Night comfortably switching between them and thus creating its own vibe,Fright Night 1985 Poster Movie Review Recommendation pulling us into its world. The effects are good, acting excellent, although I must say that Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) was an irritating nuisance. I hated his laughter, and everything about him was like nails-on-a-chalkboard annoying. Still, he’s not that awful to prevent us from checking out this flick. The story is pretty much average, although if you want to look at it in a more profound way you can find a few things that are there (the rise of the slasher flicks – Vincent comment is only one of them)… Chris Sarandon as Jerry Dandrige was amazing, and it remains to be seen will Farrel manage to be equally good.

Charley Brewster is an ordinary teenager, he likes horror movies and his girlfriend Amy, but when his new neighbor moves in next door, his life will change. After witnessing several strange events in and around his neighbor’s house Charley will start to suspect that he’s a vampire. Charming and very polite, Jerry the Vampire will come over to his house to “talk” to him. After getting the confirmation that he’s a vampire, Charley will try to convince others but none will believe him. Even his favorite TV character Peter Vincent AKA Vampire Killer will dismiss his claims as nonsense. His best friend Evil Ed and his girlfriend want to help him, but they also think that vampires do not exist. What will become of Charley and his friends is up to you to find out, enjoy…

Director: Tom Holland

Cast: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys

Fun Facts: Stephen Geoffreys (Evil Ed) took a sudden career turn and started acting in a number hardcore gay movies: Cock Pit, Buff and Gay, Guys Who Crave Big Cocks, Seamen Training Day…


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089175/

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