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“Fright Night” Stage Adaptation Looking To Scare Up Interest

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 | News

Calling all FRIGHT NIGHT fans – fellow fan and playwright/director James Michael Shoberg is seeking your help!

Described by audiences as a “love letter to the film,” Shoberg’s official stage adaptation originally premiered in October of 2018 with the enthusiastic blessing of the film’s original l writer and director, Tom Holland. Now, Shoberg is hoping to scare up some interest in his passion project! 

“Fright Night” tells the tale of all-American teen and horror fanatic, Charley Brewster, “the boy who cried vampire”. Upon witnessing the very strange and unsettling nightly activity of his new neighbors, Jerry Dandrige and Billy Cole, Charley begins to suspect 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, or his best friend “Evil” Ed, to take him seriously. This leaves him 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 to protect those he loves.

Shoberg has produced an original trailer showing off the 2018 production. “If you like what you see in this trailer,” he says, “we ask that you please share the link and help us attract the attention of other theatre companies (both national and international), who may be interested in producing the play script—perhaps even bringing it to a theater near you!”

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Rocco T. Thompson
Rocco is a Rondo-nominated film journalist and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is an associate producer on In Search of Darkness: Part III, the latest installment in CreatorVC's popular 1980s horror documentary series.