31 Days of Horror (Day 9)
31 Days of Horror
9. Fright Night
That's right, I watched the remake, now I'm watching the original. This is another I'd consider to be one of my favorites of all time. It just oozes great 80's atmosphere and has some of the best characters in a horror movie. Roddy McDowall is the man. Plain and simple. His Peter Vincent is an instant classic as I said in my other entry. So enough on him.
One part of this movie I always find funny is that the female lead Amanda Bearse is a lesbian and yet we're supposed to see her as a credible love interest. To say it really comes through is an understatement. She shares no chemistry with Charlie whatsoever and sometimes it plays off more like brother and sister than significant others. I still enjoy seeing them awkwardly try to make out and have sexy time.
So yeah, if you haven't seen this movie then what the hell is the matter with you? Maybe you've seen the remake, but that doesn't count. Go Netflix, Redbox, or just steal this because you're missing out on a horror classic.