Fright Night Review
Written by: gothiczen
This is yet another 80's classic vampire flick. The plot is simplicity itself - a teen watches as vampire moves in next door and starts killing people. Of course, nobody beleives him until it is almost too late.
Chris Saradon is velvety smooth perfection as Jerry Danrige - the vampire next door. He manages to play a sympathetic creature who merely wants to be left alone to do what he must to survive - and that of course is kill. Things get compliacted when Jerry falls in love with Charley Brewsters' (the main character) girlfriend.
The wacky buddy horror buff goes to the insane Stephen Geoffreys. He plays the part of a bullied teenager whose only friend is Charley. This relationship is also put in danger by the vampire who offers Geoffreys the chance to never be bullied again.
The best of all is Roddy McDowall who plays the part of a recently fired horror show host named Peter Vincent (get it?). When Charley approaches the host for his help Mr. Vincent must decide what he truly beleives in.
The special effects are kick ass and the music is a bit dated, stuck purely in 80's synth pop (but still enjoyable). Overall the movie is a must see as Dandrige slowly seperates Charley from everyone by being a puelry fangtastic vampire. Once again the film feels very genuine and itplays all the right notes to lead to a great viewing experience.