Fright Night - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fright Night Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
When you consider how many wretched horror remakes we have to suffer through, doesn't a B+ effort like this one deserve a nice pat on the back?
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
A 400-year-old vampire leaving a trail of undead corpses in his wake is nowhere near as terrifying as Colin Farrell threatening to bang your Mom.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This creepy and well-made drama offers up a few light-hearted moments to go along with its scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 13, 2013
Can a 3D horror movie be a thing of beauty? In the case of this gorgeously shot remake, the answer is "Yes!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Fright Night has some rough patches, but the film is entertaining through-and-through, largely thanks to Colin Farrell's predatory performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 6, 2012
While it's unspooling, it has enough visual snap, narrative tension, and humor for a satisfying 'drive-in movie' diversion. [3D Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
December 28, 2011
... A tight little horror movie, well staged and acted, and with a fair amount of comedy sprinkled among the scares.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 12, 2011
A cast limited in number but overflowing in healthy cell count and talent makes for a superior bloodfest here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
December 5, 2011
Another week, another remake of a 1980s flick! As someone once said it is as if Hollywood is deciding which movies to make by flipping through their DVD collection!
Tom Clift
October 11, 2011
Be it in two dimensions or three, Fright Night is a bloody bucket-load of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
September 18, 2011
The movie peaks far too early in its battle of wills over property lines but a good time at the movies is as infectious as vampirism, and more highly recommended.
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
September 16, 2011
Fright Night 3D qualifies as a successful entry in a tricky genre - blending flip humour and emotional intensity in a way that feels true after its fashion to the facts of teenage life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 16, 2011
Takes inspiration from the 1985 film but runs its own race with a few nice tweaks.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
The end result is a mood that's funny and playful, like a really good late-night movie on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
September 12, 2011
Does this need to be in 3D? Of course not. And neither did it really need to be remade. But it has -- and it's fun. Fang-tastic fun, in fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 11, 2011
Fright Night has all the elements you'd expect from a teenage vampire movie in 2011 - and that's one of its problems: predictability. But it is also its strength, in that it sticks to the comic horror genre template
Cynthia Fuchs
September 8, 2011
As much as boys in Charley's position (fatherless, bullied, not as witty as he'd like to think) might want approval from older guys, Charley's rather surrounded by unsuitable role models.
Adam Smith
Radio Times
September 8, 2011
Even the addition of 3D, which so often feels superfluous, is deployed here with hair-raising effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
September 4, 2011
If the remakers of Conan the Barbarian wonder how the remake of Fright Night got it right, here's a hint: it's the writing, you fools.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
Anthony Quinn
September 2, 2011
This is a pretty droll and well-made entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Leonard Maltin
March 10, 2012
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