Watching Youth Make The Attempt to Drive a Stake Through Centuries of Evil: A Review of 1985’s Fright Night

I saw Fright Night (1985) as an adolescent. The rental copy chosen was well preserved in the coffin that has become the VHS tape. Seeing this movie again, I’m reminded how Fright Night, with reference to genre, makes for a delightful mash-up. Of what? you ask. Okay, fine. Comedy, mostly. Of horror, too, of course. Of vampire horror, in particular. Anything else? Yes, of course. But really, let’s not overdo it. This isn’t a “think piece,” Mr. Fong-Torres.

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Watching Youth Make The Attempt to Drive a Stake Through Centuries of Evil: A Review of 1985’s Fright Night