In 1985, Fright Night bit its way into cinemas to claim a stake at the box office. The vampire movie, which starred Roddy McDowall as a faux vampire hunter, was a hit with audiences and led to further Fright Night films.

But how many Fright Night films are there?


The Fright Night films in order

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To date, there are five Fright Night films. The films – produced between 1985 and 2013 – include:

  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
  • Kalpana House (1989)
  • Fright Night (2011)
  • Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013)

Are all of the Fright Night movies part of the same series?

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The series breaks down as follows:

  • Fright Night ‘85 and Fright Night Part 2 are connected, with events told in chronological order.
  • Kalpana House is an unofficial, Indian language remake of Fright Night ‘85.
  • Fright Night 2011 is an official remake of Fright Night ‘85Fright Night 2: New Blood is a sort-of sequel to the 2011 film/another remake.

Who are the cast of the Fright Night films?

Notable actors in the Fright Night film series include Roddy McDowall, William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Amanda Bearse, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen, Kapil Dev, Shafeeq, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Toni Collette, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Will Payne and Jamie Murray.


Is the Fright Night series the work of the same director?

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Each film in the Fright Night series is the work of a different director.

Tom Holland directed Fright Night ‘85, Tommy Lee Wallace directed Fright Night Part 2, and P. Chandrakumar directed Kalpana House. Craig Gillespie directed Fright Night 2011, while Eduardo Rodríguez directed Fright Night 2.

What is the best Fright Night film?

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According to IMDb, the Fright Night films are ranked as follows:

  • Fright Night (1985) – 7.1/10
  • Fright Night (2011) – 6.3/10
  • Fright Night Part 2 (1988) – 5.9/10
  • Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013) 4.3/10
  • Kalpana House (1989) – Not rated

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