Tom Holland’s vampire horror Fright Night remains an enduring classic today, considered a paradigm of 1980’s era horror for its potent mix of terror, gore, and comedy. While 2011’s reboot (directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell) failed to recapture the heart and soul of the original, hardcore fans will have an opportunity to reteam with Charley Brewster, “Evil” Ed, and Peter Vincent when a Fright Night stage play hits Pittsburgh this October.
Tom Holland’s Terror Time reports:
Tom Holland’s classic horror film Fright Night is about to come face to face with fans and Tom could not be happier. This is something Mr. Holland had always wanted to see happen. For real! The Rage of the Stage Players, Pittsburgh’s longest-running dark/fringe theatre company, have announced today that with the permission of Tom Holland, they will present a visceral one-of-a-kind horror stage production, which will rock your Halloween season!
“Welcome to Fright Night…FOR REAL.”
The Fright Night play was adapted and directed by James Michael Shoberg and, while we’ve been told to expect a faithful reimagining, the Rage of the Stage Players are known for incorporating unique twists and turns to classic properties. Fright Night premieres October 5th and runs October 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, & 27th. It’s taking place at the Carnegie Stage, located at 25 West Main Street in West Pittsburgh. All shows kick off at 8 PM and seats are $25 each. For more information, call (724) 292-8427 or email email@example.com.
Fright Night tells the tale of Charley Brewster, “the boy who cried vampire.” Charley is an All-American teen and horror fanatic. Upon witnessing the very strange and unsettling nightly activity of his new neighbors (Jerry Dandrige and Billy Cole,) Charley begins to believe that Dandrige is, in fact, one of the blood-sucking undead.
Given his taste for the macabre, Charley is unable to convince his mother, his girlfriend (Amy) and his best friend (“Evil” Ed) to take him seriously. This leaves Charley with little choice but to seek the aid of his childhood hero (a hammy B-movie vampire hunter by the name of Peter Vincent), whose perceived expertise Charley needs to defeat Dandrige and protect those he loves.
Are you a fan of the original Fright Night, released in 1985? Does the Fright Night play performed by the Rage of the Stage Players sound like an event you’d like to attend? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!