Dirty Horror Memory Lane: ‘Fright Night’ Video Game (1988)

Dammit.  I knew I should have owned a Commodore Amiga 500 back in the 80’s.  And if you were one of the 10 people that actually did own one of these 16/32-bit computer systems, you could have been playing the Fright Night video game!

Yes, that’s right.  There was a video game based on the 1985 vampire classic, Fright Night.  Had no clue until today.  And not only was there a game based on the movie, you actually got to play as Jerry Dandridge!  Not Charlie Brewster.  Not Peter Vincent, the fearless the vampire killer.  Although, playing as Mr. Vincent would have been equally as awesome.

From what I can tell of the gameplay I’ve watched, you literally just run around as Jerry Dandridge, dodging crosses and chomping on people’s necks until they disappear.  Seems repetitive, but we’re talking the 80’s here and everything was repetitive back then.  Still, it’s pretty cool that this game even existed.

Now had they based a video game off of the Fright Night remake that recently came out, you probably would have just literally been looking at a pile of shit on your screen the whole time.  That means I didn’t like the remake for those of you playing at home.  But check out the gameplay below for the original Fright Night game and run over to Ebay and start bidding on one of those Commodore Amiga 500s!