The film takes place somewhere in The World of Darkness.Jerry is from an odd bloodline of vampires from the Mediterranean. Perhaps his bloodline weakness is the inability to cross thresholds without being invited and his unique discipline is to be able to embrace without the expenditure of a willpower point. Beyond that, he fits kindred traits perfectly. He even displays rotschrek at the end, and the magical stake simply fills that last box of health with aggravated damage to dust him.
The film takes place within the Buffyverse.Notably, vampires being staked into ash, Jerry's vampirism being come somewhere from the Mediterranean, and vampires being demon-like and having "souls". Add the fact that Peter Vincent's parents could have been Watchers, it all adds to something within Buffy, almost like a lost storyline.
Peter Vincent is a Time Lord.No explanation needed.
Peter Vincent's name isn't Peter Vincent.If a Fright Night 2 happens, there could be a nice touch to the original film, where we find out that Peter Vincent is his stage name, while his real name is something else entirely.
The film takes place in American Vampire's continuityThey specifically mention Jerry's vampirism being a specific strain coming from the Mediterranean, and specifically makes references to different types of vampire strains. Perhaps Jerry's strain is an evolution of the Carpathian one? They seem to have similar reactions to sunlight and game faces, though Jerry has the added advantage of being able to breed with a single bite.
Jerry was a Red Court Vampire.He and his spawn burn in sunlight and are implied to be some kind of demonic creature. Jerry himself takes a certainly batlike form in the final battle, when sunlight hits him. Amy and Vincent couldn't shapeshift specifically because they were only Red Court Infected, and hadn't killed someone yet.
The film takes place somewhere in the 30 Days of Night verse.Jerry and his spawn fit the vampire model in 30 Days of Night almost perfectly. They're inhumanly strong and super-hard to kill, have fang-filled slasher smiles, and are clearly strong enough to break humans with their bare hands. Both Jerry and Evil Ed had ash-grey skin, and all the vampires have solid black pupils. 30 Days of Night vampires seem like they're a little too strong to get killed by a mere stake, but in fairness, no one in the comic has ever gotten close enough to try. They also share their insane vulnerability to sunlight, as newly created vampires in both works can be ashed by a stray sunbeam in less than a second. 'Salem's Lot. He has the same powers and vulnerabilities as Kurt, and even reacts to the cross being presented to him faithlessly in the same way. His spawn are Type Two Vampires, with Ed simply being one that retained more personality than usual. Charley and his friends even have to form a Ka-Tet in order to destroy him permanently, and by his firm hand and calm in the face of danger, Charley may even have the potential to be a Gunslinger.
Jerry chose Amy because of her big appetiteIt's mentioned early on that Amy is "insatiable" (because of running for track?), and maybe Jerry knew this too and wanted her to be a vampire because her big appetite would carry over and she would crave lots and lots of blood (and therefore make lots and lots of vampires).
Jerry's playing possum throughoutSimply put, anything a given character thinks will kill him is only a minor setback, but Jerry intentionally plays up the "dying vampire" schtick—first with the Century 21 sign, and again with the holy water—so that his would-be killers can momentarily drop their guard.
The film is actually a prequel to The Original Fright Night.The hapless motorist killed by Jerry after crashing into Charley turns into a vampire. Begins to research the vampire that turned him and the events surrounding his 'death'. Finds out it was a vampire named Jerry chasing a kid named Charley Brewster, his girlfriend and mother. Also finds out about Evil Ed and Peter Vincent. Then spends the next few years / decades looking for an exact confluence of details and proceeds to create the best homage to his sire he can muster. The Peter Vincent from this movie, is the same Peter Vincent and PTSD has removed his memory of these events.
The remake is a movie in the orginal films universe.Charley in the original obviously told people of his encounters with Jerry Dandirdge, leading to his therapy in the second move. Kids might of heard Charley talking about Jerry, and as most suburban kids would do when they hear a scary story, they expand it into an urban legend. The Fright Night universe's version of Craig Gillespie heard the urban legend and decided to make a movie around it.
The Film takes place within the Supernatural verse.The vampires are actually a form of demon, that due to evolving in the Mediterranean have taken on features of vampires. This is shown when the people bitten by Jerry 'vomit' out black smoke.