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Fright Night Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
While it might have reignited interest in the original and its sequel, the new "Fright Night" itself will probably be forgotten 26 years from now when there won't even be a bargain DVD bin at Walmart for us fish it out of.
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
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
February 28, 2013
Fright Night is an easily digested horror that doesn't rise above being just decent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
The script by TV writer-producer Marti Noxon is so unimaginative that people are actually called "douchebag!" in four different scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Remake or not, if you're going to make a vampire movie in 2011, you'd better at least try to do something original. Something. Anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 19, 2012
Overall, this is an improvement over the 1985 version of the film, but there are still some issues with the story that needed to be worked out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 19, 2012
...just another in a long line of needless horror remakes...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 4, 2012
Just a messy reworking with no grasp on its premise or its concept.
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
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 6, 2012
It's not that the Fright Night remake is that bad. It's just not that good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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+
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
Just because it's more than 25 years old doesn't mean a movie needs to be remade. The 1985 movie 'Fright Night' is still enjoyable and quite entertaining. Now here's an above-average remake that adds a few changes, along with 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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!
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
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