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Mark Hamill & Rosario Dawson Join Christopher Sarandon, Horror Icon Tom Holland, and the Original Cast for a live reading of “Fright Night”

Mark Hamill & Rosario Dawson Join Christopher Sarandon, Horror Icon Tom Holland, and the Original Cast for a live reading of “Fright Night”


March 26, 2024

Manifest Media’s Table Read, an award-winning podcast and top charter on Apple Podcasts and Realm partner, is recording its special episode featuring the cast of the 1985 horror classic “Fright Night” with special guests Mark Hamill and Rosario Dawson. This exclusive live table read is scheduled to take place on April 20, 2024, in Burbank, California.

“Fright Night,” a 1985 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Tom Holland, follows the story of teenager Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) who discovers his neighbor Jerry Dandrige is a vampire and seeks assistance from a TV show host turned vampire hunter to stop Jerry’s reign of terror.

Cast in attendance include:

● Chris Sarandon as Jerry Dandrige

● William Ragsdale as Charley Brewster

● Amanda Bearse as Amy Peterson

● Stephen Geoffreys as Evil Ed Thompson

● Rosario Dawson as Miss Nina & others

● Art Evens as Detective Lennox

● Dorothy Fielding

● Jonathan Stark

In addition to the distinguished cast, special guest Mark Hamill will be assuming the iconic role of vampire hunter Peter Vincent, originally portrayed by the late Roddy McDowall. The live reading will be under the direction of legendary genre director Tom Holland and produced by Manifest Media’s Shaan Sharma, Mark Knell, and Jack Levy.

Director Tom Holland expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming reunion, stating, “I am thrilled to bring the original Fright Night cast back together once again with some very special guests for a reading of the film’s script for the Table Read Podcast. It will be a night of screams, memories, and fun for all.”

Mark Hamill, equally thrilled about his involvement, commented, “I’m really looking forward to the table read, not only because of my love of Fright Night, but for the chance to play Peter

Vincent & honor the legacy of the great Roddy MacDowall. I shared a dressing room with Roddy while doing a TV movie called Earth Angel & I’ll never forget his wit, charm & kindness, not to mention his memories of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I will treasure my experience with him forever & am humbled to join the wonderful original cast for this unique event.”

Christopher Sarandon added, “This ‘Fright Night’ table read is, in many ways, a dream come true. While we cast members have remained close friends for years since the original shooting of the movie, the idea of sitting down and re-creating our work on this iconic and enduring work by writer/Director Tom Holland is almost too good to be true. I’m counting the days!”

About Table Read:

Table Read is a hit podcast that brings unproduced and notable scripts to life through high-quality scoring and performances from established actors, comedians, musicians, and influencers. Produced by Manifest Media Productions, Table Read has spent Forty-Six

consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Apple Fiction Chart, reaching as high as number one and maintaining five-star ratings and reviews. The show is the brainchild of producers Mark Knell, Jack Levy, and Shaan Sharma, who is currently starring in the international hit drama TV series “The Chosen.”

Since its debut, Table Read has experienced unparalleled success in the podcasting world. The show has achieved an impressive 46 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Apple Fiction Chart, reaching the number-one spot multiple times. Table Read’s innovative concept has received awards, ovations, and widespread acclaim.

About Manifest Media

Manifest Media is an innovative and forward-thinking company revolutionizing podcasting by partnering with established content creators from various industries, including film, television, sports, and publishing, to develop emotionally engaging content that captivates audiences.

Founded by industry veterans Mark Knell and Jack Levy, Manifest Media has worked with the best in the business, from award-winning writers to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Oscar and Emmy winners, influencers, and rising stars, to produce content that leaves a lasting impression on our listeners and the entertainment market.


Olivia DeRienzo