Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fright Night (1985)

Director: Tom Holland
Country:  USA
Tagline:  There are good reasons to be afraid of the dark
Plot:  Horror obsessed Charley believes his new neighbour is a vampire, thing is.. nobody believes him.
Verdict: A cult movie classic, this one has every 80's horror staple. Charley's neighbour of course turns out to be a vamp who kidnaps his girlfriend in true Dracula style, 'glamouring' her into dancing with him and then turning her into an ugly vampire creature, whose hair miraculously grows while vampified and shrinks again when Charley comes to the rescue with Van Helsing, nay Peter Vincent. Basically it is a Dracula tale without most of the sexism (it's still the 80's) and less of the accents. A fun night is to be had watching it, but not a frightening one.