FRIGHT NIGHT (18)
D: Tom Holland
Columbia (Herb Jaffe)
USA 🇺🇸 1985
W: Tom Holland
DP: Jan Kiesser
Ed: Kent Beyda
Mus: Brad Fiedel
Chris Sarandon (Jerry Dandridge), William Ragsdale (Charley Brewster), Amanda Bearse (Amy Peterson), Roddy McDowell (Peter Vincent), Stephen Geoffreys (Edward Thompson), Jonathan Stark (Billy Cole)
It may not be the best horror movie of the 1980's, but it probably has the best poster!
A tongue-in-cheek spin on Dracula mythology with a good amount of 1980's cheese.
A teenage boy suspects his next door neighbour of being a vampire and takes his suspicions to his own equivalent of Van Helsing, a horror TV host who doesn't take the claims at all seriously.
It's all quite cartoonish and works better as a comedy rather than a horror, but is entertaining throughout it's duration. A sequel followed in 1988 before a miscast remake materialised in 2011.