Fright Night

(1985)

Overview

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon), is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend (Amanda Bearse) in this clever spoof of the horror genre.

  1. Tom Holland

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Chris Sarandon

    Chris Sarandon

    Jerry Dandrige

  2. William Ragsdale

    William Ragsdale

    Charley Brewster

  3. Amanda Bearse

    Amanda Bearse

    Amy Peterson

  4. Roddy McDowall

    Roddy McDowall

    Peter Vincent

  5. Stephen Geoffreys

    Stephen Geoffreys

    'Evil' Ed Thompson

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Fright Night
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Release Information

  • August 2, 1985
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 46m

Budget $9,000,000.00

Revenue $24,922,237.00

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