Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

FrightNightPart2Well, it isn’t as good as the first, and it doesn’t have Chris Sarandon in it, but Fright Night Part 2 is still a pretty darn good vampire flick. We start off three years after the end of the first Fright Night, and Charley Brewster is cleared as “cured” by his psychiatrist: he now no longer believes that vampires are real; whatever it was that happened to him three years ago can be explained away by cold, hard science(ish).

Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), his old partner in crime, isn’t as easily convinced, though. Unfortunately, he’s fallen on hard times again, and Charley and his new girlfriend Alex stop by to say hello from time to time. It isn’t long until Charley starts seeing some weird things again, and this time it’s Vincent that has to convince Charley there are vampires afoot!

See, you can’t just kill a vampire, especially a really powerful vampire like Jerry Dandridge, without consequences. Seems his sister, Regine, is in town and she wants revenge! And when Charley starts feeling sensitive towards the sun and can’t eat garlic anymore, it seems she may have gotten the sweetest revenge there is…

So, yeah. Fright Night Part 2 is a lot like the first one, only with more androgynous vampires, and heck, it’s always good to have a little androgyny in your vampire movies, no? I’d also venture to say it’s a little sexier in general than the first, but I guess that’s to be expected, now that Charley’s a college kid. Without a doubt, though, I think it’s fair to say this flick’s got one of the best VHS covers of the 80’s! I saw it on the shelf in Jon’s Video Library, my childhood video store, and it burned in my brain; it’s a wonder I never rented it all those years ago. Anyway, nostalgia aside, I’d definitely give this a shot if you’re in the market for a goofy vampire flick.

1 Response to “Fright Night Part 2 (1988)”

  1. 1 ladyfaceladyface
    November 12, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Regine! Hahaha!

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