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Fright Night Reviews

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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
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
Ed Whitfield
August 30, 2011
Farrell's the man you warned your Mother about.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
August 17, 2011
The casting of Colin Farrell is inspired, but the script doesn't give him much to do other than pose and strut. With his strange mannerisms and cool-uncle shtick, Jerry seems more like a third-rate male model on depressants than a horrifying night killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
August 19, 2011
The new Fright Night lacks charm and depth. It's strictly for subscribers of Fangoria magazine in that it commits to its R rating and gives gore hounds a lot to sink their teeth into. (Content Review for Parents also available)
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 18, 2011
The new Fright Night is much more serious and intense, but not in a particularly entertaining way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
August 30, 2011
It's a bad movie that's bad and you shouldn't see it.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 19, 2011
Disposable, joyless and boasting none of the wit and thrills of the original, you can't help but wonder how Fright Night messed up a concept as ripe as vampires taking over a suburban subdivision?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
September 2, 2011
Even Platinum Dunes make better remakes than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Devin Faraci
August 17, 2011
Badly written, lethargically directed, smothering the few fun performances that could have saved it, Fright Night 3D sucks.
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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
August 18, 2011
Aside from some cosmetic changes, little of what this Fright Night offers elevates it above the classification of "unnecessary."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Julian Roman
August 18, 2011
A disappointing and nonsensical remake...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 19, 2011
Back in my day, when we were certain the new, odd neighbor was a vampire we'd spend the bulk of the second act in knots because nobody, nobody, would believe us.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Mike Scott
August 26, 2011
While this nouveau Fright Night does a reasonable job of maintaining the fun spirit of the original film, ... (it) never quite makes a convincing case for its own existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clay Cane
August 18, 2011
The creators of 'Fright Night' tried to make a lukewarm horror flick from the '80's seem cool and relevant in 2011. They failed. Nonetheless, this was better than the atrocious remakes of 'Friday the 13th' and 'Elm Street.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
August 19, 2011
A few cool 3D effects are the only improvement Fright Night offers over the campy original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
September 13, 2011
Not for a minute is Fright Night either funny or scary. That's not too good in a comedy horror film.
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
August 19, 2011
Hey, no Twilight vegan, goody-two-shoes crap here. At least this vampire sucks. Unfortunately, so does much of his movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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