Tom Holland's genre classic Fright Night lands on Shudder's streaming video service this month! The very fun and very creepy 80's vampire horror stars Chris Sarandon as the nosferatu, "Jerry" while Amanda Bearse and William Ragsdale couple up as Amy Peterson and Charlie Brewster, playing alongside the memorably charismatic Stephen Geoffreys (Ed) and the lovable vampire slayer Roddy McDowall (Peter Vincent). Read the Press Release below for full details and more information on the other films showcased along side Fright Night this month.
This week on Shudder, catch 1985 essential, FRIGHT NIGHT. In the midst of slasher burnout, Tom Holland’s killer comedy about a suburban teenager and the vampire next door proved more than just an ode to horror fandom and the days of Gothic vampire hunters. Bringing Hammer, Hitchcock, desire, teenage ennui and arguably the smoothest vampire of the '80s together, the writer-director crafted a horror-comedy treasure. Don a seductive sweater. Welcome to FRIGHT NIGHT.
As teachers and students alike headed back from break this week, it’s possible none had a day like this. Also new to Shudder is SpectreVision’s vibrant school-set killer kid film, COOTIES, starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and Leigh Whannell as a band of educators up against infected juveniles.
For decidedly darker delights, discover the chilling supernatural mystery RETRIBUTION, from Japanese master of dread Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Or head to prison with MALEFIQUE. Overlooked in the French horror boom, thanks to films like INSIDE and HIGH TENSION, MALEFIQUE is something altogether different: a black magic gem rooted in the evocative terror of Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft.