Fright Night on VHS. Movie starring Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys. Written and directed by Tom Holland. 1985.
From the VHS box:
Meet Jerry Dandridge. He’s sweet, sexy, and he likes to sleep in late. You might think he’s the perfect neighbor. But before inviting Jerry in for a nightcap there’s just one thing you should know. Jerry prefers his drinks warm, red — and straight from the jugular! It’s FRIGHT NIGHT, a horrific howl starring Chris Sarandon as the seductive vampire and William Ragsdale as the frantic teenager struggling to keep Jerry’s deadly fangs out of his neck. Only 17-year-old Charley Brewster (Ragsdale) knows Jerry’s bloodcurdling secret. When Charley can’t get anybody to believe him, he turns to TV-horror host, Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowell), who used to be the “Great Vampire Killer” of the movies. Can these mortals save Charley and his sweetheart (Amanda Bearse) from the wrathful bloodsucker’s toothy embrace? If you love being scared, FRIGHT NIGHT will give you the nightmare of your life!
DVD upgrade: Fright Night
Oh, a remake: Fright Night
Oh, and a sort-of sequel: Fright Night 2: New Blood