You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night



IMDb Rating 8.2 10 398


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August 18, 2022 at 02:16 AM

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Jon Gries as Self
1.95 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
3 hr 37 min
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Reviewed by jasonisageek 10 / 10

Insanely Entertaining and Fun Doc

With the success of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser 1 & II, the documentary filmmakers set their sights on their next project, this time dealing with the Fright Night franchise, specifically Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part II (1988). When the company announced that they would be starting a new Kickstarter campaign to fund the project, I immediately put down my pre-order for the Blu- ray/DVD combo. That seems like it was at least over a year ago, and for all I know, maybe it was? Last week I finally received it in the mail and I'm here to tell you, it was well worth the wait.

You're So Cool Brewster! The Story of Fright Night was such a blast from start to finish. I'll admit, I was a bit worried since I personally found Leviathan to be on the boring side. But whether there was some unanimous feedback that shared my sentiment, or if the filmmakers themselves made this decision on their own and wanted to try a different approach, it worked. This one is so much fun, lively and engaging, and my fears were put to rest after about 2 minutes.

One of the best things about this that you'll notice immediately is that they integrate little segments of a Peter Vincent impersonator (Simon Bamford) to announce each segment. It's a bit jarring at first, because this guy is so hammy that it's more of a caricature rather than an impersonation, but you end up starting to enjoy them because ultimately, they're pretty funny, clever and he's having such a great time doing it. When it was all over, I enjoyed these little bits so much that I told my wife that I wish they would make a show just on his character because it so much fun and legitimately funny.

If you're a fan of the film series, then this documentary is a gold mine of information and behind the scenes stuff. I'm telling you, at over 3 hours long, I could have kept going on for many more. Whether they tackled the writing process, or how Tom Holland fought to get the directing gig, or the now legendary score by Brad Fiedel, to the practical effects work, they do such an amazing job at keeping it fun and never gets tedious. They literally touch on every single aspect of making this, including the casting and even the poster art (!!), which is an experience that just keeps on giving and giving.

When it comes to it's much debated sequel from director Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III), it's just as detailed, fascinating and informative. I personally always found the reveled sequel to be my favorite. While logically I know that the first film is a better film, I've always felt that the sequel is a much more fun experience and doesn't get the credit or recognition it deserves.

In regards to the sequel, they do ultimately touch on why the film never got a theatrical release, and why it never really struck a chord with the fans of the first film. And while the topic of it's insanely limited DVD release is mentioned, it's never made clear why we still haven't gotten an authentic true blue widescreen release with all the bells and whistles.

I have to give the documentary crew credit. They really went all-out with this one, getting nearly every single person involved in the cast of both films to do an interview. It was fascinating seeing them recall their experience, how fond they were of the film, the director and their coworkers, and how they each brought little aspects of their own to each character.

The DVD/Blu Ray combo also offers a healthy dose of Special Features, so trust me when I say you will want to make an entire day of this. This easily ranks as one of the best Behind-The-Scenes Franchise documentaries I've seen. They set their sights on making an entertaining one, and ultimately ended up making one of the best. Be prepared, because if you don't already own them, this will automatically want to make you track down the 2 films and soundtracks.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 6 / 10

You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night: 50% isn't bad right?

I really enjoyed Fright Night (1985) I consider it a true cult classic that has aged extremely well, it's sequel however I found went the other way entirely and I try to forget about its existence.

This extremely difficult to get hold of documentary covers both movies and stands at around 3hr 40 minutes which is pretty hefty. I'd say each movie get's about 50% of the time and that's where the problem lies.

I really enjoyed the first half, the interviews were brilliant and the story of the movies creation was arguably the best I've ever seen. Play by play, scene by scene it told the story of Fright Night almost as well as the movie itself and was a joy to behold.

Then the second half kicked in, and it all fell apart. I'm bias I know, because of my dislike for the second film but almost 2hrs of interviews and stories about a film that poor was painful.

If you enjoyed Fright Night I'd heartily recommend this to you as it really is excellent, but if you are of the same mind as me that the sequel was a pathetic cash grab then turn it off about half way.

The Good:

Highly indepth

Great interviews

Brilliant behind the scenes stories

The Bad:

Second half was pretty lame

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Charlie Sheen was nearly Charlie!

William Ragsdale had a broken foot for most of the film

Some props from Fright Night had been used in Ghostbusters (1984)

Reviewed by djkeith-37906 8 / 10

I couldn't agree any more or any less with other review..

I will be quick and to the point. I had to put this out once I read the very first review posted on IMDb. I agree with him on nearly everything. This is worth every penny and was worth the wait. It is not sold in the U.S. as of Feb.2017 so I had to order direct from the U.K. but still very quick and it is a great documentary. Well done and looks great. Everything the other guy said but I have one thing that just didn't work for me that he loved. The actor doing his take on Peter Vincent and popping up way to often than needed through out the set. No one can do Peter Vincent better than Roddy I am sure we all agree to that but this actor Simon Bamford, to me was an annoyance rather than entertaining. If his acting was over the top on purpose he still wasn't entertaining. If not for the showstopping segues into each different segment with this Faux Peter this set would get a 10. As it is, it still gets a 8 and is highly recommended. Maybe someone should make a drinking game for when Faux Peter comes on the screen you take a shot. If they do make'll be drinking a lot but maybe he'll be more fun to watch that way. Still 8/10.

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