Fright Night is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by Tom Holland and produced by Herb Jaffe. It stars Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys and Jonathan Stark. Supporting cast includes Dorothy Fielding, Art J Evans, Irina Irvine, Heidi Sorenson and Nick Savage. The visual effects producer was Richard Edlund. Fright Night was released on August 2, 1985. It was also followed by a 1988 sequel, Fright Night Part II.
The theme song of the film, "You Can't Hide From the Beast Inside" was written by Steve Plunkett, produced & performed by Autograph, c/o RCA Records.
"Let's Talk" was written by Mark Mothersbaugh, was produced by Devo, Inc. & performed by Devo.
"Armies of the Night" was written & produced by Ron Mael & Russell Mael. It was performed by Sparks, c/o London Records Ltd.
"Good Man In A Bad Time" was written by Marc Tanner & Jon Reede, produced by Mick Ronson & Ian Hunter. Performed by Ian Hunter.
"Give It Up" was written by Dennis Matkosky & Bobby Caldwell, produced by Alan George & Fred McFarlane for Terrible Two Productions, c/o RCA Records. Performed by Evelyn "Champagne" King.
"Rock Myself To Sleep" was written by Kimberly Rew & Vance de la Cruz, produced by Lance Quinn & performed by April Wine, c/o Capitol Records Inc. (Aquarius Records Ltd. for Canada).
"Save Me Tonight" was written by Mitchell Leib & Garri Brandon, produced by Dennis Churchill, Rick Chadock & Cliff Zellman. Performed by White Sister.
"Fright Night" was written by Joe Lamont, produced by Seth Justman & performed by The J. Geils Band, c/o EMI America Records. A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
"Come to Me" was sung by Brad Fiedel (uncredited).
Boppin' Tonight" was written & produced by Gary Goetzman & Mike Piccirillo, Goetzman/Piccirillo Productions. It was performed by Fabulous Fontaines.
This film contains a puppet that was rejected from Ghostbusters (which was also made by Columbia a year earlier). The same special effects crew recycled the "rejected Ghost Librarian" puppet for this film.
Courtesy of Orion Film Productions: Premature Burial (1962). Thanks also to the producer of these films: Frankenstein (1931), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Dracula (1945).
Associate Producer: Jerry A Baerwitz
Casting: Jackie Burch
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