Thursday, February 23, 2017
Film Spotlight: Fright Night
Eureka Entertainment has released Tom Holland’s directorial debut FRIGHT NIGHT, the iconic 1980s vampire classic starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale and Roddy McDowall, for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, in a Limited Edition Dual-Format SteelBook and a Special Dual-Format Edition will be released on 10th April 2017.
I have watched Fright Night a few times in the past, usually around Halloween, but until recently I hadn't seen it in quite a few years. It was so fun to revisit this classic once again! It's one of those films that you can see multiple times and it's still so entertaining. I love a good scary movie!
Fright Night stars Chris Sarandon as seductive vampire Jerry, alongside William Ragsdale as Charley, a teenaged neighbour who is frightened by what he sees next door. Charley knows Jerry's secret, but he can't get anyone to believe him. During Charley's quest to find help, he enlists the help of TV horror host Peter Vincent, played by Roddy McDowall. Peter Vincent has been known as the "Great Vampire Killer" during his movie career, so Charley imagines that Peter will have some insight into how to handle a real vampire. Charley's girlfriend Amy (Amanda Bearse) and his friend Evil Ed come along with him on his quest to save everyone from Jerry's bloodsucking ways.
* 4K digital restoration
* Original stereo PCM soundtrack and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options (on the Blu-ray)
* English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired
* You’re So Cool, Brewster! A new two-hour version of the definitive 2016 documentary on the making of Fright Night, focusing on the first film, created exclusively for this release
* What is Fright Night featurette, a 2016 video piece featuring cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY)
* Tom Holland: Writing Horror, a 2016 video piece featuring interviews with Holland and his collaborators (BLU-RAY ONLY)
* Rowdy McDowall: From Apes to Bats, a 2016 video piece featuring archival footage of McDowall and cast and crew interviews (BLU-RAY ONLY) | Fear Fest 2 2008 reunion panel featuring Tom Holland, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Amanda Bearse, Jonathan Stark and moderated by Rob Galluzzo (BLU-RAY ONLY)
* Shock Till You Drop Present Choice Cuts with Tom Holland and Ryan Turek, a three-part video interview on the film (BLU-RAY ONLY) | The full electronic press kit, featuring extensive on-set interviews and behind-the-scenes footage (BLU-RAY ONLY)
* Stills and memorabilia from Tom Holland’s personal collection (BLU-RAY ONLY)
* G-rated and R-rated theatrical trailers (BLU-RAY ONLY)
* PLUS: a booklet featuring a new essay by Craig Ian Mann (STEELBOOK EXCLUSIVE)
Check out the trailer here.
This is a fun film and it's one of my favourites. There's humor as well as good spooky fun to be found here. If you love a bit of classic horror, then this is the perfect one for a weekend movie night or any night!
Fright Night can be ordered here
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this film for review. All opinions are my own.