Fright Night: Part 2 (1989)

R | 101 mins | Horror | 19 May 1989

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HISTORY

       Fright Night 2 is a sequel to Fright Night (1985, see entry). Actors Roddy McDowall and William Ragsdale reprised their roles from the first film.
       According to an 11 Dec 1987 HR column written by Martin A. Grove, Tom Holland, who wrote and directed Fright Night declined to work on the sequel in order to work on other projects.
       Herb Jaffe, who produced Fright Night, was able to purchase sequel rights from Columbia Pictures when CEO Guy McElwaine left the studio and David Puttmam took over.
       Before shooting the film, Jaffe and producer Mort Engelberg sold the foreign theatrical distribution rights to Tri-Star and foreign television rights to CBS/Fox.
       A news brief in 2 Apr 1987 DV stated principal photography was scheduled to begin in Aug 1987. However, a 1 Sep 1987 HR news item claimed filming would start 1 Oct 1987. A 14 Oct 1987 Var news item, reported shooting finally began 8 Oct 1987 in Los Angeles CA.
       According to an 11 Dec 1987 ^HR, news brief, the film’s budget was $8 million.

      The following statement appears in end credits: “The Producers Wish to Thank: Diadora Athletic Wear, Peugeot Bicycles,F Minolta Computers, Conair Appliances, Proctor & Gamble, Brown-Forman, Inc., Dunkin Donuts of America, The Frenry Company, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Harlequin Enterprises, Marushka, The Nestle Company, Oral Research Laboratories, Presto Food Products, Inc., Shure Bros., ... More Less

       Fright Night 2 is a sequel to Fright Night (1985, see entry). Actors Roddy McDowall and William Ragsdale reprised their roles from the first film.
       According to an 11 Dec 1987 HR column written by Martin A. Grove, Tom Holland, who wrote and directed Fright Night declined to work on the sequel in order to work on other projects.
       Herb Jaffe, who produced Fright Night, was able to purchase sequel rights from Columbia Pictures when CEO Guy McElwaine left the studio and David Puttmam took over.
       Before shooting the film, Jaffe and producer Mort Engelberg sold the foreign theatrical distribution rights to Tri-Star and foreign television rights to CBS/Fox.
       A news brief in 2 Apr 1987 DV stated principal photography was scheduled to begin in Aug 1987. However, a 1 Sep 1987 HR news item claimed filming would start 1 Oct 1987. A 14 Oct 1987 Var news item, reported shooting finally began 8 Oct 1987 in Los Angeles CA.
       According to an 11 Dec 1987 ^HR, news brief, the film’s budget was $8 million.

      The following statement appears in end credits: “The Producers Wish to Thank: Diadora Athletic Wear, Peugeot Bicycles,F Minolta Computers, Conair Appliances, Proctor & Gamble, Brown-Forman, Inc., Dunkin Donuts of America, The Frenry Company, Golden Flake Snack Foods, Harlequin Enterprises, Marushka, The Nestle Company, Oral Research Laboratories, Presto Food Products, Inc., Shure Bros., Inc.”
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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
2 Apr 1987.
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Hollywood Reporter
1 Sep 1987
p. 1, 50.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Dec 1987.
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Hollywood Reporter
24 May 1989
p. 4, 10.
Los Angeles Times
24 May 1989
p. 5.
Variety
14 Oct 1987.
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Variety
28 Dec 1988
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
The Vista Organization presents
a Tommy Lee Wallace film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Prod
Line prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Addl photog
Addl 1st asst cam
Panaglide op
Panaglide op
Panaglide op
Cablecam op
Gaffer
Best boy elec
Elec
Musco light op
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Still photog
Loc, elec & grip equip by
Cablecam by
Video playback
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Asst art dir
Illustrator
Illustrator
Art dept coord
FILM EDITORS
Addl ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
Negative cutter, D. E. B. Film Service, Inc.
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set des
Sculptor
Sculptor
Leadman
Asst set dec
Set dresser
Set dresser
Set dresser
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Scenic artist
Scenic artist
Const coord
Const foreman
Const foreman
Prop master
Asst prop master
COSTUMES
Cost des
Asst des
Ward supv
Costumer
MUSIC
Mus supv
Musc supv
Mus ed, Segue Music
Mus ed
Scoring mixer
Asst to the comp
Elec violin
Foley walkers
Addl mus by
Addl mus by
SOUND
Boom op
Supv sd ed, Danetracks
Supv sd ed
Sd eff ed
Foley ed
ADR ed
Dial ed
Dial ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Foley walker
Foley walker
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Ultra Stereo consultant
Re-rec at
Ultra Stereo opt track by
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec visual eff
Spec eff
Asst spec eff
Asst spec eff
Spec eff ed
Title des
Spec visual eff by
Prod supv, Fantasy II Film Effects
Model shop supv, Fantasy II Film Effects
Model maker, Fantasy II Film Effects
Model maker, Fantasy II Film Effects
Model maker, Fantasy II Film Effects
Stop motion anim, Fantasy II Film Effects
Stop motion anim asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Stop motion anim asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Pyrotechniques, Fantasy II Film Effects
Cam, Fantasy II Film Effects
Cam asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Matte artist, Fantasy II Film Effects
Opt eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Opt eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Opt eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Opt eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Roto eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Roto eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Roto eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
Prod asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Prod asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Prod asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Prod asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Prod asst, Fantasy II Film Effects
Addl photog eff, Fantasy II Film Effects
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Key make-up artist
Make-up asst
Key hair stylist
Key hair stylist
Asst hairdresser
Spec make-up eff and creatures by
Spec make-up eff created by, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Spec make-up artist, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Spec make-up artist, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Spec tech, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Spec tech, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Mold crew, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Mold crew, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Addl sculptor, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Addl sculptor, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Addl sculptor, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Foam latex tech, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Eff asst, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Fangs, Make-Up FX Unlimited
Spec make-up for "Louie" and "Bozworth" created by
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
Cannom Creations crew
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Prod coord
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Scr supv
Scr supv
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Driver
Driver
Driver
Craft service
Extra casting
Head animal trainer
Cougar Hill Ranch
Bug wrangler
Contact lens consultant
Contact lens tech
Prod accountant
Asst prod accountant
Casting asst
Asst prod coord
Prod intern
Prod asst
Prod asst/First aid
Asst to Mr. Wallace
Catering, The Arrangement
Post prod coord
Post prod auditor
Post prod equip
Post prod equip
Post prod equip
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stunt performer
Stand-in
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Processing by
Col by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on characters created by Tom Holland.
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Come To Me," written by Brad Fiedel, performed by Deborah Holland
"Louie, Louie," written and performed by Richard Berry, published by American Berry Music/Limax Music, Inc., courtesy of Limax Music, Inc.
"Marvel Age," written and performed by Ross Levinson, published by I Ear Music
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SONGS
"Come To Me," written by Brad Fiedel, performed by Deborah Holland
"Louie, Louie," written and performed by Richard Berry, published by American Berry Music/Limax Music, Inc., courtesy of Limax Music, Inc.
"Marvel Age," written and performed by Ross Levinson, published by I Ear Music
"You Could Look It Up," written and preformed by T Bone Burnett, published by Arthur Buster Stahr Music (BMI)/Bug, courtesy of CBS Records
"Dressed In Red," written by Van Dyke Parks and Todd Hayen, performed by Leslie Lewis
"In The Midnight Hour," by Steve Cropper and Wilson Picket, courtesy of Cotillion Music, Inc., performed by Wilson Pickett, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp., by arrangement with Warner Special Products.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
19 May 1989
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 19 May 1989
Production Date:
began 8 October 1987
Physical Properties:
Sound
Recorded in Ultra-Stero®
Color
Lenses
Filmed in Panavision®
Duration(in mins):
101
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
28785
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After three years of extensive therapy with Dr. Harrison, Charlie Brewster is convinced that his best friend was killed by a serial killer, not a vampire. After his final session, he returns to his college dorm room and throws out a box of vampire hunting equipment. That night, Charlie takes his girl friend, Alex, to meet actor Peter Vincent, host of “Fright Night,” a late night horror movie show. Peter shows off his apartment full of horror movie paraphernalia and reminisces how he and Charlie once killed a vampire. Alex is too polite to tell Peter she does not believe him. As the young couple prepares to leave, Charlie looks out the window and sees a moving van arrive with three coffin-sized wooden boxes. After saying goodbye to Peter, Alex and Charlie go to the lobby where Alex excuses herself to go to the bathroom. As he waits, Regine Dandridge, a beautiful woman walks in, followed by Louie, Belle and Bozworth, three strangely dressed men. Regine stares at Charlie as the elevator doors close. While driving back to school, Charlie pulls to the side of the road to make out with Alex. He opens his eyes and hallucinates he is kissing Regina instead of Alex and grabs her breasts. Appalled by Charlie’s aggressive behavior, Alex pushes him away, gets out of the car and walks onto campus alone. She enters her dorm just as another girl leaves and walks into the fog. Belle appears on roller skates, uses his long fingernails to rip open the girl’s neck and drinks her blood. Back at the dorms, Louie, ... +


After three years of extensive therapy with Dr. Harrison, Charlie Brewster is convinced that his best friend was killed by a serial killer, not a vampire. After his final session, he returns to his college dorm room and throws out a box of vampire hunting equipment. That night, Charlie takes his girl friend, Alex, to meet actor Peter Vincent, host of “Fright Night,” a late night horror movie show. Peter shows off his apartment full of horror movie paraphernalia and reminisces how he and Charlie once killed a vampire. Alex is too polite to tell Peter she does not believe him. As the young couple prepares to leave, Charlie looks out the window and sees a moving van arrive with three coffin-sized wooden boxes. After saying goodbye to Peter, Alex and Charlie go to the lobby where Alex excuses herself to go to the bathroom. As he waits, Regine Dandridge, a beautiful woman walks in, followed by Louie, Belle and Bozworth, three strangely dressed men. Regine stares at Charlie as the elevator doors close. While driving back to school, Charlie pulls to the side of the road to make out with Alex. He opens his eyes and hallucinates he is kissing Regina instead of Alex and grabs her breasts. Appalled by Charlie’s aggressive behavior, Alex pushes him away, gets out of the car and walks onto campus alone. She enters her dorm just as another girl leaves and walks into the fog. Belle appears on roller skates, uses his long fingernails to rip open the girl’s neck and drinks her blood. Back at the dorms, Louie, who is a werewolf, scales the building to Alex’s window, but falls when Alex slams the window shut, snapping off his nails. Across campus, Charlie is awakened by a knock at the door. He opens it to find Regine. She takes him in her arms and bites his neck. Later, Charlie wakes up screaming when there is a knock at the door. Grabbing a rosary for protection, he opens it to find Alex, who apologizes for running off. Frightened, Charlie visits Dr. Harrison who convinces him he was dreaming. Exhausted, Charlie is napping when his friend, Richard “Richie” Green, barges in begging to borrow a tie so he can impress an “artsy” lady. Later, Charlie drives to meet Alex when he sees Richie getting into a limousine with Regine. He follows them back to Peter’s apartment building and climbs the fire escape on a building across the street. There, he sees Regina and Belle feasting on Richie. Charlie runs to tell Peter what he saw. Although doubting Charlie’s story, Peter grabs some vampire fighting equipment and they go to Regine’s apartment. There, they discover a party in full swing and Richie passed out on a couch. Charlie checks Richie’s neck but does not find any marks. Richie wakes up pushes him off. Regine appears, drags Charlie onto the dance floor and removes the rosary from his pocket. As she holds it to her face, she reveals yellow eyes and fangs. When the music stops, Regine removes her false fangs and yellow contact lenses, informing Charlie she is a performance artist. Relieved, Charlie rushes off to join Alex. Peter enjoys the party until he realizes that neither Belle nor Regine cast reflections in the mirror. He rushes into the hall only to find his way blocked by Regine who informs him that the vampire he and Charlie killed was her brother. She promises to take revenge on Peter after she takes care of Charlie, then turns into a bat and flies away. That night, Regine enters Charlie’s room in the form of mist and feeds on him as he sleeps. All night Peter tries to telephone Charlie. When the sun rises, Peter rushes to the television studio to broadcast a warning about vampires being in town, but discovers he has been fired and replaced by Regine. He finds Charlie and Alex and tells them Regine is a vampire. When he is unable to convince them, he packs up his belongings, loads his car and leaves town. Throughout the day, Charlie notices that he is staring at women’s necks, and the smell of garlic makes him nauseous. He passes a television and sees a newscast announcing the murder of Richie. After finding Peter is not home, Charlie sees Bozworth going to the basement. He follows and finds the vampires’ coffins. Breaking a leg off an old wooden chair to make a stake, Charlie opens Regine’s coffin, but she opens her eyes and mesmerizes him. He walks away in a trance. That night, Alex studyies in the college library when Charlie arrives with a bouquet of roses. As Alex sets up a romantic dinner on a library table, Charlie turns on a portable television to play a Haydn concert. Instead, he sees Regine performing an erotic dance on “Fright Night.” After seeing the same broadcast, Peter tells a bar patron he is a vampire killer. He drives back to the television studio, where he attempts to drive a stake into Regine’s heart. Security guards wrestle him to the ground. At the library, Louie arrives, changes into a werewolf and leaps on Charlie. Alex thrusts her roses into Louie’s mouth, causing him to burst into flame before leaping out the window. Police arrive and arrest Charlie and Alex, and Dr. Harrison bails Alex out of jail. They discover that Charlie was released to Regine and Peter was sent to an insane asylum. As they drive to the asylum, Harrison stops the car at a railroad crossing and turns into a vampire. Alex jumps out of the car, pulls a board from the railroad track and impales him. Using Harrison’s credentials, she gains entrance to the asylum and rescues Peter. They drive to a church to acquire holy water, an altar cloth and communion wafers. Meanwhile, Regine has brought Charlie to her apartment and is bathing him in preparation for turning him into a vampire, explaining that she wants Charlie to be immortal so she can torture him forever. Alex and Peter come back to his apartment and arm themselves with movie props before lowering themselves from the roof onto Regine’s window ledge. Seeing Charlie sleeping, they are about to enter when Richie comes in. He wakes Charlie and explains that Regine used makeup to hide Richie’s puncture wounds at the party. When Richie leaves to get a cup of tea, Alex and Peter enter the room. As they lift Charlie from the sofa, Richie returns. Before he can cry out, Peter douses him with holy water, causing him to melt. Charlie strangles Peter until Alex wraps him in the altar cloth. Peter opens the window to find Louie in werewolf form, waiting. Alex tosses Charlie a crossbow and he shoots Louie in the heart, sending him crashing into the fountain below. They run into the hallway, where Belle and Bozworth grab them. Regine enters and welcomes them to “Fright Night.” Bozworth knocks Peter unconscious and Belle grabs Alex. Forcing her to her knees, he pulls back her hair to expose her throat so Charlie can feed. Charlie drops the crossbow and shrugs off the altar cloth. Bozworth grabs Charlie and stands him in front of Alex. When Alex declares she loves him, Charlie reaches forward, grabs Belle’s hands, and thrusts his long nails into Bozworth’s stomach, causing maggots and beetles to spew out of the man’s disemboweled intestines. Alex throws the altar cloth around Belle. He crashes into a hallway mirror and disintegrates. Peter revives and opens the curtains, allowing in the early morning sun. Regine screams and leaps into the elevator. As the car descends, Charlie pries open the doors and jams the crossbow into the elevator gears, stopping its descent. Hearing Regine ripping out the elevator floor, Alex and Charlie leave Peter and race to the basement. There, they place Eucharists into Regine’s coffin. Regine bursts through the elevator roof in the form of a bat. She then dives down the shaft, but veers away upon seeing the Eucharists in her coffin. Swooping down a second time, Regine knocks Alex unconscious as she passes. Seeing a cross Alex dropped, Charlie reaches for it, only to have Regine change to her human form and kick it away. Peter retrieves a piece of mirror and uses it to angle sunlight down the shaft, striking Regine. Unable to escape the rays, Regine bursts into flames, falls into her coffin and explodes. Days later, Charlie proposes to Alex and they make love in a rose garden. +

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