08 Evil Ed – Fright Night
Poor Evil Ed. This kid is quirky, he’s clearly a perennial victim of the dreaded bully, but he’s charismatic and he’s got a great natural comedic sense about him that immediately endears him to fans. Apparently his cologne endeared him to Jerry Dandrige, who turns him into a blood sucker at the very first opportunity.
Even as we see Ed return as a hungry monster, we still feel terrible for the character. He deserved better, plain and simple, but he got the fitting horror treatment. That said, there’s a knot that forms in the stomach after Peter Vincent is forced to put the wild beast down. Watching him transform back into his susceptible teenage self, curled up in the fetal position, all life draining from his eyes… that scene, as important as it is, just sucked to see.