Also available in: Engels

FRIGHT NIGHT       1985
Directed by Tom Holland
106 minutes
In English

This is a movie with a monstrous cult following (by both public and critics), and it sparked a new genre of semi-campy horror films (The Lost Boys, Vamp) which embraced older horror movies and fused them into modern situations. Not only is this a dedicated vampire film, but it is also a sort of argument against the modern trend in horror “slasher” films which are only amping up the gore and body counts for excitement. Here it is the old-school quality and style of filmmaking which becomes exciting.

The story: Charley is a teenager who is only interested in making out with his girlfriend and watch old horror films on late-night television. Then a new neighbor moves in next to Charley’s house. He is a charming enough guy, but Charley has seen too many strange things and is convinced his neighbor is a vampire. From this premise a heartfelt homage to horror films unfolds. Director Tom Holland beautifully resurrects the British horror films from the 60s and pumps new life into their archetypes… resulting in a comic-thriller, but one with a lot of style and grace (and shocks).

Starring cult actor Roddy McDowall (the original Planet of the Apes films, The Legend of Hell House), and Stephen Geoffreys (who amazingly later became a gay porn star). This film has a strong 80s vibe, and features  music by The J. Geils Band, Devo, Ian Hunter, etc. A passionate, well-crafted, thoughtful, horror tribute which has become one of the most cherished cult classics of all time.

This will be a high-definition projection.

Spuistraat 199
(not the small door to the houses upstairs but the large garage door to the left)
Doors open at 20.30, film starts at 21:00
Entrance: Free




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