If you live in LA you might have already seen Fright Night at the New Beverly this year, but you haven’t seen it with Chris Sarandon sitting behind you.
Icons of Fright and the awesome Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) are hosting a special screening of the classic 80’s vampire film next Friday, September 19th. The midnight screening at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre (11272 Santa Monica Boulevard,West LA) will feature a whole bunch of the people who made the film what it is. From the press release-
“Fright Night” writer-director Tom Holland (“Child’s Play”) will be joined by the film’s stars Chris Sarandon (“Dog Day Afternoon”), William Ragsdale (“Living Proof”), Stephen Geoffreys (“Heaven Help Us”), and Jonathan Stark (“According to Jim”). Composer Brad Fiedel (“Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) and Academy Award winning special effects artist Randall Cook (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) will also reunite with the film’s cast and creator.
Said Holland, “I’m delighted to be able to get together with all the great folks who made this picture with me almost twenty-four years ago here in Los Angeles. And it’s great for us to be able to meet for an actual screening of the movie, with the faithful audience who’s turned it into something of a cult movie, and all at a classic Los Angeles movie house — the Nuart. I’m looking forward to having our “Fright Night” family back together, getting to see the movie again with them, and meeting our extended fan family as well. I think there will be lots of laughs and maybe even a chill or two.”
There will of course be an introduction to the film and a Q&A afterwards, and even a chance to get some memorabilia signed if you’re into that kind of thing. Besides all of that, Sullivan will be recording an audio commentary track for the film with the cast and crew before the screening, and have it available as a free download in an upcoming column of his on Icons of Fright! Awesome.
If you haven’t seen the film and live in the area, here’s your chance to witness it in the best possible circumstances. Lucky bastards.