FRIGHT NIGHT (1985)
Starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, AmandaBearse.
Summary: Charley, a high-school horror geek, believeshis eccentric next-door neighbor is a blood-sucking fiend. Heenlists the help of horror star, Peter Vincent, to terminate thevampire’s lease on undead life. Will our teen hero and his faithfulsidekicks save the day?
Dialogue: Cheesy! This is obviously the scriptwriter’sfirst movie-making foray.
Vampires: Traditional or Not? An updated version of Transylvania’s”hometown hero.” All the trappings apply.
Vampires: Physical Appeal: The ultimate ’80s vampire–suave,sexy, and impeccably attired. How can we, mere mortal females,resist? Gore Factor: Several rivulets of blood grace thebare backs of the vampire’s nubile victims. The producers couldonly afford two graphic death scenes, or so it seems.
Scariness/Suspense: The campy humor drowns out any blood-poundingscenes.
Target Audience: ’80s, ’80s, ’80s! Anyone who still wearsIzod golf shirts with the collar up will love this.