First Released: 1989
Fright House was two separate films stitched together with a rather redundant portmanteau concerning a house (which could talk) chilling us by telling a tale… though the portmanteau section got lost within the first story, also called Fright House.
This story is a tale of satanic sacrifice and police ineptness and normally we would gloss over this section but there is a vampiric element in it… sort of… kind of… ish!
|Al Lewis as Levi|
|fanged 'suicide' victim|
The first film was confused, with a fractured narrative structure and poor plotting. The second film was just as bad! Director Len Anthony released a film entitled Vampires three years earlier and, given the same cast involvement, it appears this was the same film renamed.
|Madeline and the machine|
|Duane Jones as Harmon|
The film is incoherent and generally not well acted – though Duane Jones is superb and blows every other actor off set. If I had seen the second segment on its own the score might have been even lower than that I have given but the presence of Al Lewis in the first part does elevate it ever so slightly (always a pleasure to see him, if not a pleasure to see the rest of his film) and the first part does have a vampire aspect. 2 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.