I’ve always thought Tom Holland’s Fright Night was one of the more underrated ’80’s horror movies. It’s funny, scary, gory, a novel twist on the fairly stale Dracula storyline, and a hoot to watch lo these years later if only for the weird associations you’ll now have with the cast.
Where else can you see Herman (of TV’s Herman’s Head) and Cornelius (Planet of the Apes) battle a blood-sucking Prince Humperdink (The Princess Bride) in an attempt to save the bitchy next door neighbor from Married With Children?
Well, maybe at the Nuart Theater in Santa Monica, on Friday, Sept. 19th!
The upcoming Midnight Screening at the Nuart will mark the first time that the film’s writer-director, cast and crew have reunited for a Los Angeles screening since the film originally opened in 1985. Fans can expect a brief introduction, post-show Q&A, plus the rare opportunity to personally meet and have mementos signed by the creative team behind this horror gem.
Who’s going to be there, location and ticket info after the jump…
WHAT: Fright Night screening with writer/director Tom Holland in person with the film’s stars Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, and Jonathan Stark; plus composer Brad Fiedel and special effects artist Randall Cook
WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2008 at 12 midnight (one show only)
WHERE: Nuart Theater 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, West Los Angeles, (310) 281-8223
TICKETS: $10.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and children; tickets are available online and also at the theater box office.
More info about the film and event can be found here.