Amavasai Iravil
Amavasai Iravil (Moonless Night) Title Screen
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Directed by P. Chandrakumar
Produced by
Written by
Screenplay by
Story by
Based on Fright Night
Starring Kamal Haasan
Ajay Rathnam
Kapil Dev
Release date(s) 1989
Running time 112 minutes
Country India
Gross revenue

Amavasai Iravil (அமாவாசை இரவில்) is a 1989 Tamil remake of Fright Night. The plot follows the American film practically scene-for-scene, but the Peter Vincent character has been changed to a priest and a few other additions were made - such as a random Bollywood-style music video sequence. The dialogue is mostly in Tamil, though the characters all randomly flit in and out of English, which is the language the vampire's henchman predominantly speaks. Although the movie's title translates into English as "Moonless Night," a full moon is prominently featured during the final act.

The film is long out of print and was never officially issued outside of India, but it can be found on You Tube and various torrent sites. Currently there are no English subtitles available.


  • Shafiq as Johnny
  • Kamal Haasan as John Peter
  • Jayashree
  • Ajay Rathnam
  • Kapil Dev


Ammavasai Iravil

Ammavasai Iravil


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