Fright Night (1985) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of the Revisited video series, and in this one we’re looking back at a 1980s classic that is widely considered to be one of the best vampire movies ever made, writer/director Tom Holland’s Fright Night (watch it HERE)! To find out what we had to say about Fright Night, check out the video embedded above.

Fright Night has the following synopsis:

Teenage Charley Brewster is a horror-film junkie, so it’s no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It’s also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent.

The film stars Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Roddy McDowall, Jonathan Stark, Dorothy Fielding, and Art J. Evans.

The Fright Night episode of Revisited was Written by Emilie Black, Narrated by Niki Minter, Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Tyler Nichols and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Several series on the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel have been released under the Revisited banner. (Episodes of Best Horror Movie You Never Saw, The Black Sheep, Deconstructing, Horror Party Movies, Best Foreign Horror Movies, Playing with Fear, and Real Slashers have all been labeled Revisited on YouTube.) We recently got a new series simply titled Revisited started with an episode dedicated to Chopping Mall. The second episode covered Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, the third looked at VideodromeJacob’s Ladder was the fourth in the series, Re-Animator was number five, episode six looked back at House II: The Second Story, number seven covered Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, number eight revisited Poltergeist, and with number nine we looked at Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Two previous episodes of Revisited can be seen below. To see more of our shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.