Fright Night (1985)

Mike / October 19th, 2010

Check out the website for the new Fright Night (2011) movie here



  • WillWill

    October 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    First, sucka’s!

    • Ether

      October 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      I am from the future and I can still say that it doesnt matter.

  • October 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    One of my all time fav movies!

  • mantrox

    October 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

    lol I actually saw Fright Night some time ago!

  • deadgentleman

    October 19, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I love the Monster madness series, so much good old films to watch before Halloween!

  • melgibson

    October 19, 2010 at 3:16 am

    This one looks kind of cool. Going to have to watch it sometime.

  • ASC1980

    October 19, 2010 at 3:22 am

    A classic! There is a remake slated for next year.

  • milescr

    October 19, 2010 at 3:24 am

    I wish there was a show like are you afraid of the dark nowadays.

  • October 19, 2010 at 3:25 am

    You should do a “where are they now” for the cast of this movie…. heheh.

  • patrick

    October 19, 2010 at 3:26 am

    That WAS a good movie.
    Haven’t seen it in two years though. O_O

  • 80sMade

    October 19, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I love Fright Night! It scared the shit outta me when I was a kid and still holds the nostalgia feeling. Great review, James!!!

    Man, I hope NIGHT OF THE CREEPS gets some love this Monster Madness.

  • October 19, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Well done on your research James, you really have put the spotlight on some great films and its wonderful to see you review such a classic.

  • October 19, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Fright Night holds a special place on my shelf of classic 80s horror.

  • slasherfan

    October 19, 2010 at 3:46 am

    wow is it about time you did this now all you need to to id the omen i dont know how you missed that so many time.awesome review as always

  • Phill6

    October 19, 2010 at 3:56 am

    This is a Great movie, Is really entertaining and freaks you out at parts
    The one thing I hated is when his friend becomes a vampire, What A freak, and his laughing is so bad, I wanted to punch him,
    James is right the movie has some really good special effects,
    and Is really nice how they say If you don’t believe in god or have faith, Having a Cross with you doesn’t save you, so even if you have one they could attack you, I really liked that because is the only movie I have heard about the whole faith thing, I am NOT religious, but it was a nice change for the vampire myths.

    The one thing I have to say is that, I was terrified of the cover art, for years when i was young I used to be so scared of that demon face it gave me nightmares, I hated having to see it whenever I went to rent movies, when I finally saw it when I was 14 I was like, This was it? seriously the cover art for this movie is scarier than the movie itself, Don’t you miss the good old days, Nowdays is a photoshop hell anytime I see a movie poster.

    Killer klowns for outer space next?

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 19, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Interesting movie, I wonder if the next movie you will review will be Killer Klowns from Outer Space?

  • CaptnHowdy

    October 19, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Im excited but at the same time scared about the remake.

  • Pana

    October 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Easily in my top 5 favourite horror films of all time. Loved it too much as a kid.

  • strint519

    October 19, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Sweet review, remember watching this one late night as a kid. Good stuff.

  • hobodeluxe

    October 19, 2010 at 5:58 am


    james dude, you rock. Ive been a fan from 2007 but ive never posted until now. This movie is the reason i like horror movies today. Im pretty sure i pissed my pjs watchin this when i was 6…

    keep it up, i watch your playlists over and over, its like watchin these gems without watchin the whole movies.. keepin them fresh in my brain.. plus youve covered some crazy shit ive never even heard of this year.. way-to-fucking-go.

    shout-out from australia! woot!

  • October 19, 2010 at 5:59 am

    its like the the monster squad but not all the monsters. But I did like watching this movie when I was younger and one of my fav raper use a small clip of this movie for his song. Just see it its good.

  • horrorfanboy

    October 19, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Good job on the review. Fright Night is a very good movie. The remake is going to be very different. The guy who played McLovin in “Superbad” is going to be in it!

  • FantasyFanatic1092

    October 19, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I actually would love to check this one out! πŸ™‚

  • Mire Mare

    October 19, 2010 at 6:19 am

    You forgot to mention that there is a sequel……..FRIGHT NIGHT : PART II and it is pretty damn good!


  • Schloss Ritter

    October 19, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Wow, I’m surprised how many scenes I recognize from this movie, despite not having seen it in over 20 years.

  • orc145626

    October 19, 2010 at 6:30 am

    nice review

  • DMM_poo

    October 19, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I loved this movie when I was a kid. Also, Hell Night, Monster Squad and the one with the monkey w/ the cymbals.

  • Butch Bitch

    October 19, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Thanks, James, for posting such a kick ass movie on my birthday! No, I haven’t seen it, but I sure as hell will check it out.

  • Jeremy E

    October 19, 2010 at 6:48 am

    This is a great film that brings back fond memories of being a kid in the eighties when I young enough for it to scare the hell out of me. James probably knows this and chose not to acknowledge it, but it may surprise some of you to know that if you look up the filmography of Stephen Geoffreys, the guy that plays Evil Ed, you’ll find a shitload of gay porn right in there w/ Fright Night and 976-EVIL (an 80’s horror movie he was in directed by Robert Englund).

  • October 19, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Nice video, I don’t think I have seen fright night and I have seen most of the 80s horror movies…. Also lol the intro “Monster Madness” sounded like Scott Stap lol

  • asnaes1981

    October 19, 2010 at 7:21 am

    My mom really loves Fright Night. I love it, but not as much as her.

  • Arouth

    October 19, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Are you affraid of the Dark. No way! We had the show in Quebec and me and bro use to watch every saturday morning. Man!!! Damn right that was awesome!

  • 7th Heaven

    October 19, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I been looking for this movie….

  • lfgubrs

    October 19, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Lol i remember when i saw this was on tv long ago, shame id didnt watch it.. But im sure gonna check it out this time.! Thanks James. Its Cinemassacres Moooooonster Maaaadnes! <3

  • October 19, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Gotta say I used to read ‘Goosebumps’ and watch ‘Are you afraid of ther dark?’. I miss that show, though still have the ‘Goosebumps’ collection.

  • Azn

    October 19, 2010 at 8:25 am

    oh sweet i have this movie lol

  • shadowgam3

    October 19, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Cool for doing the Movie Fright.. U almost Scared me.. When I saw Fright Night I had thought U where going too give it a bad movie reveiw.. Espeacially when U where talking abt just doing “B” movies.. Great too see U enjoyed this 80’s Classic..

  • JimmyDash32

    October 19, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I loved and still love this movie. I have owned it and part 2 on DVD for 7 years now and religiously watch it every season. Also Nice reference to Are you Afraid of the Dark. A lost treasure from Nick’s hey day. More of those shows should be released on DVD.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    October 19, 2010 at 9:08 am

    i loved this movie when i was a kid. Awesome review, and i thought u were gonna review shitty ones only.

  • October 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    James, I do hope that you’re aware that it’s illegal to look with binoculars through other people’s windows πŸ˜‰

  • piratinflas

    October 19, 2010 at 10:10 am

    One of my favorites….. James, review the Phantasm films.. plz.

  • October 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Oh … and why not a couple of Dario Argento movies?

  • NosfeRomasGR

    October 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

    James please , you have to review The Lost Boys , i really want to hear your opinion.

  • October 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I loved this movie as a kid. I must have rented it from the video store a hundred times. It’s got Herman, from “Herman’s Head”, Marcie from “Married With Children”, homoerotic undertones, and a future gay porn-star. What’s not to like?
    Have you checked out the sequel?

  • Jimbo96

    October 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    doesn’t anyone think it’s pretty obvious that the first movie he’s gonna do from the 90’s is Troll 2? xD

  • Zelda_Boy

    October 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I think the vamp genre is due for another modernization, since, well, you know. it’s most previous modernization failed. horribly. plus, I never liked the vampire myths that had to do with religion. can we please take the Christianity myths out of the vamp genre, please? they’re just stupid. I like the sunlight one and the weakness to garlic, those are okay, but the mirror thing and all the dumb church stuff I never liked. it’s a movie genre, not Sunday school. plus, what if a NON-christian was attacked by an evil vampire. what would they do, huh?

  • Rev274

    October 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Yeah! James reviewed Fright Night on 19 Oct, my birthday

  • October 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Surprise Surprise, they are making a remake of Fright Night, just like they remake EVERYTHING in Hollywood.

  • Jimbo

    October 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Fun fact. A rejected for being too scary version of the librarian ghost puppet from Ghostbusters appears in this movie.

  • October 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

    (Fun fact)

    Actually the director of this film “Tom Holland” directed the first Child’s Play

    Actually, another funny thing is that Tom Holland’s nephew is Dexter Holland from the punk band “The Offspring” who was in a cheesy teenager horror movie called “Idle Hands”

    Maybe James should review that πŸ˜€

  • WatchmenFTW

    October 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Got this on DVD, it’s a good movie. Glad you bought this one up James, it’s like the Lost Boys movie but with a bit of Hammer Horror thrown in.

  • Monstermash

    October 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I wanted to see this movie when it was at blockbusters , I was eight years old at the time. Well , if I see this at fye , best buy or Wal Mart I’ll pick it up.I give your review *****

  • October 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I have to be the only person that didn’t like this film. Don’t get me wrong, the special effects are likeable and that Movie Host is good, but the rest of the film is just terrible. It’s overly cliche, poorly written and terribly acted.

  • Shadowmax889

    October 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Yeah this was one of my first vampire movie when i was a kid, i still love this movie

  • DannyD

    October 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I now need to see this.

  • October 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    SCREW THE REMAKE!!! This will always be my favorite vampire movie ever! When Tom Holland and Chris Sarandon work together, the results are an awesome movie. I actually disagree though. This movie is classic to at least horror fans! I help run a horror facebook group where we made a list of must see movies to help other members expand their horror movie watching horizons and this was one of the first added right away!

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    October 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm

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  • Sovvolf

    October 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Mmm, used to watch this film as a kid with my mum. I used to think it was a good movie though I haven’t watched it in a good while. I remember there also being a sequel which also had its moments but wasn’t (IMO) even close to the quality of the first.

  • October 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    You used my intro submission! Made my morning.

  • October 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    what if a NON-christian was attacked by an evil vampire. what would they do, huh?

    Good question. Well in “Dracula Has Risen From the Grave”, the main character is an atheist who must face Dracula. As you can imagine, it’s not easy for him.

  • Valis77

    October 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    i might check it out

  • horrorfanboy

    October 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    James, I was hoping in this year’s Monster Madness, you would finally review the 1983 film “Sleepaway Camp.” Maybe you could write a short comment on here that says your opinion on the film? Please?

  • phoenix252005

    October 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I love that movie! Thats the kind I grew up with. I saw that the other day and it was as awesome now as it was then

  • October 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    A remake actually sound like an interesting idea, although, lets face it, remakes most often times suck ass. I’m okay with remaking movies as long as they’re not something classic and timeless like Psycho.

    I like David Tennant but he seems a bit young for someone like Peter Vincent. I’d rather have an old guy in that role.

    Anyone else feel the original film had some odd anti-homosexual overtones?

  • disco steve

    October 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm


    The Anne Rice Vamps never seemed to have a problem with religious symbols.

    But seriously though…dude, chill the fuck out.

    I’m an Agnostic and you don’t see me throwing a whiny bitch fit about religious themes and symbols.

    So calm down and enjoy the movie. Geez, the only thing as annoying as fundamentalist theist is a fundamentalist atheist.

    Personally, I like those religious symbols and themes. They are part of the lore and are part of the classic vampiric character.

  • toiletfarm

    October 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Looks entertaining. The picture at the beginning is awesome.

  • Thebackgroundguy

    October 19, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I didn’t know you read R.L. Stine!!! I own every Goosebumps book! That is so cool!

  • Azn

    October 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    oh and who did the opening Monster Madness saying? …Jack Black? lol

  • October 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    This is a great movie! πŸ˜€

    Good Review

  • Lozzo

    October 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    James, a wonderful movie review and an awesome movie. It was my first vampire movie I ever saw. Snuck into it at the movie theaters and came out wishing I hadn’t seen it cause it scared the crap out of me LOL.

    @ Zelda_Boy

    Got suppressed issues much? Taking out the religious icons in vampire lore would be like taking out druids from Celtic lore. You can’t have one without the other because they coincide with each other. Maybe study the history of where the vampire stories began and you’d understand more. In the future, please keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

  • Riknight36

    October 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    @Zelda_Boy: That question is actually addressed in the novel version of “I Am Legend,” which, believe it or not (And you probably don’t if you saw the Will Smith movie) is actually about vampires. The protagonist’s friend is Jewish so the cross has no affect on him.

  • BloodyTomSavini

    October 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    The cover art for this movie is very similar to Return of The Living Dead Part II.

  • batjoke666

    October 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    ive been wanting to watch this movie for awhile but nobody i knew had seen it, thanks James for reviewing now i def wanna see it!

  • daleksith

    October 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    I wondered when you were going to do this one.

  • sutekh22

    October 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    One movie that I would love to see reviewed “Silent Night Deadly Night part 2”. You want terrible horror movies! Nothing beats this one! I would pay money to watch James’ reaction to “Garbage Day”!

  • MissBroccoli

    October 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    God, I love this movie! I was so happy to see a great review of it too. πŸ˜€

  • Crispy

    October 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    omg before i even begin to wach this vid i have to give the guy that did the intro monster madness some love for making me laugh. that was a hillarious cinnemassacre intro. sing it dude!!! you rock! lets make a band…

  • mdmeyers1982

    October 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Excellent!! I loved this movie when I was a kid… I think I rented it at least a half dozen times.

  • Eifho

    October 19, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Nice one James

  • JayRam

    October 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    hey James, I guess you can the christian symbol of a cross to your list of “things in movies I must censor when reviewing as not to offend my audience.”

  • JayRam

    October 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    oh yeah, forgot to mention, looks like some athiest is getting worked up over this review.

  • frostare

    October 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    OK you recommended an awesome movie and reminded me the Goosebumps books years, this was amazing.

  • abigcoorsman

    October 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    hell yeah, great movie

  • Will

    October 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    This movie is awesome!!!

  • October 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    YES!!! Another great horror flick reviewed from my childhood. Amazing! I haven’t thought about this movie in forever. I fucking love October

  • BubbleBathBabes

    October 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    @ Butch Bitch- Happy B-day! (If you ever see this!)

    Other then that it looks good. If its on Netflix I’ll watch it instead of the worst movie of ALL time. A Troll in Central Park, “Perfect” Halloween movie!!!!!!!!

  • scronan

    October 19, 2010 at 9:18 pm


    Crazy…I haven’t seen this movie since I was a kid and didn’t even remember the title. But I did remember that it had some great boobs and plenty of gore…I definitely have to watch this flick again.

    Thanks James for a nice review and some great old memories. πŸ˜‰

  • avgnfan96

    October 19, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    i love these reviews

  • October 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm


  • October 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “hey James, I guess you can the christian symbol of a cross to your list of β€œthings in movies I must censor when reviewing as not to offend my audience.””

    Someone’s got sand in their vagina. Stop bitching and enjoy the videos.

    Great job James. Just remember for every one person that bitches, there are one countless others like myself who wait all year for Monster Madness, and thoroughly enjoy it.

  • disco steve

    October 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm


    To be fair, I think that guy was actually talking about some troll who went on some bitch fit about how much he hated religion (just because vampires were weak against crucifixes in this movie) a few pages back.

  • JayRam

    October 20, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Why don’t you read what I wrote under my first post. In case you didn’t it says this ” looks like some athiest is getting worked up over this review.”

    I’m not said athiest. Fuckin read next time instead of heading straight to the comment box without thinking.

  • Scyper

    October 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Takes me back. Thanks for your awesome movie review love the old R.L. and Are you afraid of the Dark series.

  • disco steve

    October 20, 2010 at 1:14 am

    While we’re on the subject…

    James, are you ever going to talk about “Are you Afraid of the Dark”?

    Is it cheesy? Yeah. But it still sticks out in my mind as one of the earliest attempts to bring horror to pre-teen television audiences.

  • PeterVenkman

    October 20, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Does anyone figured out what kind of Demon/Living Dead Billy Cole was?

    BTW the red eyes at the end made me have nightmares as a kid.

  • PeterVenkman

    October 20, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Oh and, Zelda_Boy : if you dont like the “Christian stuff” then stay away from vampire movie.

    Personally, The mirror part was one of the scariest part of the movie, and the glowing eyes at the end of course.

  • October 20, 2010 at 3:51 am

    WHY. DIDN’T. YOU. MENTION. THE. REMAKE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • October 20, 2010 at 8:24 am

    When i spent the night at my friends house (he had a hot mom who did aerobics) this was the only movie he wanted watch, and it was on laserdisc. Amazing what a crappy movie do to bring back memories.

    Again, torrent is up, no ads or bs just watch the movie.

  • October 20, 2010 at 9:30 am


    My sincerest apologies. Now that I read it again it’s kind of obvious.

  • Echoven

    October 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm


    Actually you posted it after that and couldn’t you have posted it in the same comments to avoid confusion?

  • Echoven

    October 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Fuck me, sorry didn’t read forgot to add sorry.

  • JayRam

    October 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    It seems my comment has caused a shit-storm.
    @Jason no problem

  • Undertaker

    October 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    holy shit i thought i was the only one who remembered are you afraid of the dark! i used 2 love that show as a kid. also i loved reading the r.l. stine books

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 20, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Well well, this looks like a pretty good one, and if it’s in the vein of Goosebumps, which you awesomely mentioned, and looks back as well as starting something new, it is probably definitely worth checking out!

  • Nin10dO

    October 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    The 80s had the best horror movies. In my opinion.

  • volt28

    October 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    omg I brought back 3 memories in one review! Thankyou!!!
    Loved this movie, loved R.L stine and loved Are you afraid of the dark!!!!
    Danm I miss those days.

  • D-Tron

    October 21, 2010 at 12:50 am

    James, you’re pounding through all the horror films I consider to be classic.. Great job but you should have mentioned Fright Night 2, a decent sequel. This definitely brings me back though. ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ is also a classic to me. I just purchased the complete series.

    A few other classics from our day: House (with George Wendt), House 2, Wax Works 1 & 2, A few Stephen King flicks/made for TV movies, Dolls & Demonic Toys. I’m sure there are a few more, but for now, that’ll do.

  • Cimmerian_Dragon

    October 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Great movie. Any chance of you reviewing the sequel? Not quite as great, but still pretty damn good.

  • Deviltrunks

    October 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I love this movie. Best vampire death I think. They are remaking it though, so it’s probably gonna suck.

  • hell_razor

    October 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    this is on the campy list??? this movie is solid.. i would put vamp on the list of campy before i put fright night… i love this moie tho.. UR SO COOL BREWSTER

  • fuddwupper

    October 23, 2010 at 6:57 am

    hey this looks pretty good might check it out

  • Nicardy

    October 23, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I just registered. Long time AVGN/Cinemassacre fan, first time poster.

    I felt kind of stupid not putting 2 and 2 together when James said “I know we’re going with campy…” and the fact that he’s at a camp site and the movies are campy.

    It was a little weird at one point, as I was formulating my comment in my head and watching the vid, I thought of “Are you afraid of the dark” just before it was mentioned in the vid. The intro reminds me a bit of AYAOTD.

  • 2dskillz

    October 24, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Showed my wife this review tonight, next thing you know we are watching it in the Netflix instant queue. Thanks for the always wonderful reviews, you point out so many experiences that are not to be missed.

  • mcmikec84

    October 25, 2010 at 11:06 am

    lol. “Are You Afraid of the Dark”? I used to watch that one. What happened to that show?

  • Bloodletskeleton

    October 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    It’s about damn time πŸ˜›

  • October 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    WOOOW!! Other one most view!! 80’s are great X3 Thanks James ^-^

  • Hikedax

    October 28, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    R. L. Stine ftw

  • xsamholyx

    October 31, 2010 at 12:35 am

    nice, an old movie i didnt remembered the name.
    ill go rent it !
    Will you ever do zombi 2 by lucio fulci, or even romero’s zombie movies like day of the dead or dawn of the dead.
    Why not The Beyond by Fulci again ? man that was one epic movie from the same era

  • culwin

    October 31, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I was going to say… isn’t he reviewing bad/campy movies?
    This is a good movie!
    You’re so cool, Brewster!!

  • November 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Anyone who saw this movie last Halloween on Encore HD can understand what makes this movie perfect for the holiday. It’s scary, humorous, full of great special effects, and all around brilliant horror comedy!

  • PeterVincent

    December 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Such a great blend of classic horror and new horror. Just wondering if the forth coming remake will do it justice?

  • tumAngor

    February 9, 2011 at 8:55 am

    why didnΒ΄t he mention amanda bears at all? :/

  • darklord131

    March 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    i have to agree with your review its a classic

  • ectoplazmie

    April 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    James you are a saint. i’ve been looking for the title of are you afraid of the dark for ages.

  • Horrorfreak

    July 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Oh yeah, fright night was a good enjoyable movie, and now…… THEY ARE REMAKING IT! I don’t mind, but really? people will remember the 20th centrury, the century of the remakes of horror movies. _ .

  • likalaruku

    August 17, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Campy fun, they just don;t make em like that anymore.

  • SPF15

    August 17, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I only recently saw the original but really enjoyed it, the remake that’s coming out is actually looking kind of decent. Hopefully James will throw something quick together on his opinions about that one.

  • tume-x

    August 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Hmm… sounds like the movie for me. I miss those times (which you described) dearly and a trip down nostalgia lane would be great… I’m writing this down up on my notepad for my growing ‘list of horror I should see before I die’, after this comment πŸ˜€

  • penpan

    August 17, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    OH yeah, RL Stine, Are you Afraid of the Dark and horror movies. The staple of anyone’s childhood!

  • CSMovieDude

    August 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Speaking of R.L. Stine, you should make a video that reviews the Goosebumps TV show. It used to come on Fox Kids back in the mid to late 90’s.

  • fenrir1179

    August 19, 2011 at 3:05 am

    you know what… I’m an ol’ 1979’er and seeing Amanda… daaym.. she was pretty damn hot!…. must be cold being a vamp… married with children/ les-bot look out! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ !!!!!111!!!111!!!!!111oneoneone! πŸ˜€

  • holder

    August 19, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Great original movie. One of my favorite horror movies from the 80’s era. I am sad that they make a remake. In IMDB page, new Fright Night movie is tagged as Comedy. This is ridiculous for me.

  • August 19, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    So does this mean Chris Mintz-Plasse is going to be a porn star?

  • kingofthecloset

    February 12, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I wished I could’ve seen reviews of chopping mall, cutting class, or any of the sleepaway camps (either mike or james has the same white, bloodstained boxset that I have lol) but I was pleased with the cult selections…this one being my favorite.

  • Erwinator

    February 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I’m still hoping for a Monster Madness with these movies (maybe something for this year’s Halloween) :


    Bad taste



    Zombie Flesh Eaters




    The Beyond

    The Deadly Spawn


    28 Days Later

    Chopping Mall

    Alien Contamination

    House by the Cemetry

    City of the Living Dead

    De Lift

  • Sarrells

    March 3, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I so loved this movie as a kid. It really got me into vampires.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Oh. My. God. I really wanted you to make this one! It’s the first FULL horror-of-sorts movie i could watch as a kid when shown on TV.Helluvacreeps!!
    The cover art is unbelievably awesome!
    Here it was called: “La Hora del Espanto”. I’ll NEVER forget that name.

  • May 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    James, I still really think you should review the RL Stein’s Goosebumps television series from the 80’s- surprised you haven’t already!

  • Maggie1983

    September 10, 2012 at 3:57 am

    This movie is a staple from my childhood. It had some great characters played by great actors. Roddy McDowell and Stephen Geoffreys have to be my favorites as Peter Vincent and “Evil Ed”. I honestly didn’t see it as camp, because so much humanity was brought to it in these characters. Of course, Roddy McDowell was a veteran actor by then, and had decades of experience. But Stephen Geoffreys… he just blew me away. His character is supposed to be like comic relief, but he just does a complete 180 in some parts, like when he is touched by the cross and threatens Charley, saying, “The master will kill you. Not fast but slowly…oh, so slowly,” and when he turns back into a human upon his death. I can’t watch that part without crying. His eyes are so fearful, and he’s reaching out in his last moments. It’s very realistic in my eyes of how one would react in death, unlike many other death scenes in movies. Roddy McDowell adds to it with the compassion in his own eyes. I was pretty upset when I heard they remade it. I won’t even venture to see the remake, because nobody can top those performances for me.

  • February 14, 2014 at 12:54 am

    That sounded like jack black at the beginning!

  • February 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Colin Farrel is a good actor but the remake was terrible. Stick with the original, it’s good.

  • October 20, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Just watched this last week!

  • Behemoth

    December 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I remember seeing this when I was lil, I thought it was jokes

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