#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – For young Charley Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charley with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian. The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts Charley’s favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn’t really believe that vampires exist, but does it for the money…
Plot: Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley’s girlfriend.
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‘Campy’ Fright Night Fun To Watch
I incorrectly assumed this might be some dumb teen vampire flick when it came out about 20 years ago, but that wasn’t the case. It was simply a very entertaining horror flick with a good mixture of suspense, comedy and good special- effects. The kids – William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys – are all excellent but the two adults – Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell – steal the show.
Sarandon is very cool as the vampire; cocky, arrogant and smooth. He is easily the best character in the movie. McDowell does a nice job as the reluctant vampire slayer.
The special-effects are good and the film is played strictly for fun, even with the suspenseful scenes. In fact, it reminds me of the word “camp” because it’s so hokey in spots. Yet the film definitely has its scary moments. Note: I watched this 3-4 times on the tape so I am familiar with most of the film and after seeing the DVD, I swear several short scenes are missing (such as Bearse’s quick shower scene). I’ve never come across something like this before.
Perfectly spooky vampire film with excellent make up effects!
Title: Fright Night Director: Tom Holland Stars: Roddy McDowell, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys Released: 1985 Review: (very few minor spoilers) I’m sure many of you here know this movie by heart and have seen it countless hundreds of times, but this here review is for those newer schmoes who still haven’t had the pleasure of seeing this masterpiece. So here it goes.
This movie has a special place in my horror loving heart, for many reasons. Among them the fact that its just so fun to watch. Over and over again I find myself revisiting this flick, simply because I love the characters so much and because all those horror clichés I love are all over the place.
The story revolves around a teenager named Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale) who loves to watch his favorite horror show called “Fright Night”. This show which is hosted by Peter Vincent (played by Roddy Mc Dowell) plays old horror movies every night and Charlie watches them all the time.
One problem though. Charlie suspects his new neighbor Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire, and therefore decides he has to destroy him. No one believes him, not his girlfriend Amy or his buddy “Evil”. So he decides to take matters into his own hands. Once Dandridge realizes what a threat Charlie could be to him well, lets just say things get complicated. And for us horror fans, in a good way.
This film pays homage to many horror films of old. If your a horror fan you’ll get all the cool inside jokes…like Peter Vincent who is obviously named after Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. If you watch closely you’ll catch a Hammer film playing on Charlies TV. Hell at one moment Charlie is even watching Children Shouldn’t Play with dead things! This films taken inspiration from many other vampire films before it, like for example hammer films Horror of Dracula. Check out Evil Ed getting that cross burned onto his forehead to see what I mean! It also has some hints of 1979s Dracula adaptation by Jhon Badham. But thats not to say that Fright Night is not at all original, its taken inspiration by these films, and is paying homage to them, but it has its own thing going on.
All the characters in this film are memorable, if not arch typical. Yeah, you get your teenage nerd/goody little two shoes with Charlie Brewster, Amanda Bearse as the virgin girl who’s to scared to do it with her boyfriend and your get your clown act with “Evil”, but they are so endearing and innocent that you cant help but feel sorry for what they are about to hurl themselves into.
Then there’s Roddy McDowells great Peter Vincent who plays a father figure to Charlie. The situations and scenes with them together are great. Specially that scene where Charlies begging Peter to help him.
Then there’s the main baddie, Jerry Dandridge a vampire who’s lived for many thousands of years and now just wants to settle down in this quiet little town and suck it dry! Many female horror fans refer to Dandridge as the “sexiest male vampire ever” so there you go. He delivers many memorable lines and is a formidable character for Peter and Charlie to go up against.
Cool make up fx, even by todays standards the make up fx seen on Fright Night stand on their own as being very well achieved, vampire transformations, werewolf’s, giant vampire bats you name it, its in there and done well. One particularly good moments is “Evils” transformation…enough said.
One minor set back, is that maybe some younger viewers might not like the 80s soundtrack which the movie has. All the songs on it are as 80s as you can get. This is very evident in a scene that takes place inside of a disco called “Club Radio”. To me and many others that might come of as nostalgic and a trip down memory lane but to others (specially the younger viewers) it might prove to be distracting. But thats about the only set back I can see in watching this film.
Fright Nights success at the box office was followed by an also entertaining sequel aptly titled Fright Night II. Not as good as the first but still highly enjoyable.
Check this flick out…its a horror film done right. And one of the best vampire flicks ever if you ask me!
Rating: 5 out of 5
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director Tom Holland
Writer Tom Holland
Actors Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Awards 5 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 2,918 m (UK), 2,860 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5294)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm