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for a complete list of references to clarify differences between these closely named or closely related articles. Fright Night film series is an American feature film of the horror genre withe an emphasis on Fright Night vampire fiction. It was written and directed by Tom Holland and produced by Columbia Pictures. It premiered theatrically in the United States on August 2nd, 1985. The movie spawned a sequel called in Fright Night Part II 1989, and was remade twice, first in 2011 as just , and again in Fright Night 2013 under the misleading title . The movie also spawned a Fright Night 2: New Blood ongoing comic book series published by Fright Night NOW Comics.
Fright Night stars William Ragsdale as suburban teenager Charley Brewster, who has the misfortune of discovering that his charming new next door neighbor, Jerry Dandridge, played by Chris Sarandon, is actually a vampire! While trying to balance a tenuous relationship with girlfriend Amy Peterson, Charley must now confide in his weirdo classmate "Evil" Ed Thompson over what to do about his vampire problem. Salvation comes in a most unlikely form as Roddy McDowall enters the story as Peter Vincent - a washed up movie actor-turned late night horror host.
Co-stars in the movie include
Amanda Bearse as Amy Peterson, Stephen Geoffreys as Evil Ed, Dorothy Fielding as Judy Brewster, and Jonathan Stark as Billy Cole.
The tagline for this film is "There are good reasons to be afraid of the dark".
Production on Fright Night began on December 3rd, 1984. Principal photography concluded on February 23rd, 1985. The shooting schedule was prolonged because William Ragsdale injured his foot while filming a scene where Charley Brewster is running down a staircase.
This movie was released on the same day as the John Hughes sci-fi/comedy Weird Science.