Fright Night Reviews
No one, of course, believes him until it's far too late, but in this remake of the 1985 classic of the same name, enough innovation is in place to ensure that what we're seeing is not necessarily a rehash of the '80s "Fright Night" nor vampire movies in general. Always on the cusp of becoming a full-blown horror comedy film, it's a flirtatiously dangerous feature with, yes, a bite.
Its characters remain the same - Charley is still a wide-eyed square in over his head, Amy (Imogen Poots), his gorgeous girl, is still out of league, and Jerry Dandridge is still a vampire to rival Count Dracula - but different this time is the incarnation of Peter Vincent (David Tennant), arguably the greatest personality of the original. Before, he was a flailing TV show host and supposed vampire hunter enlisted by Charley for some much needed assistance. But in the 2011 movie is he portrayed by David Tennant as a Las Vegas magician with a likeness of Criss Angel caliber who just so happens to know a lot about bloodsuckers.
In both "Fright Nights," Peter Vincent is the greatest asset, and the lining up of charm is nothing to circle around. The overall retaining of the 1985's counterpart is an extraordinarily difficult thing to pull off, especially considering the impact it made on the overarching horror comedy subgenre. So good for 2011's "Fright Night" ability to stand on its own and manage to pay respects in the process - it has big shoes to fill.
Written with a finely tuned brand of humor by Marti Noxon and directed by Craig Gillespie with one eye on style and another on a carefully crafted ambience of macabre superiority, "Fright Night" is a spunky chiller to admire. We don't feel like we're watching a remake as much as we feel like we're watching a smartly designed homage. And for what it's worth, there's not a thing wrong with that.
Starring:Anton Yelichin,Collin Farrell,Toni Collettie,David Tennant,Imogen Poots,Christopher Mintz Plasse,Dave Franco,Reld Ewing,Will Denton
Directed By:Craig Gillespie
I saw a good remake this year that was not to long ago also released on DVD. It was called evil dead and I enjoyed it and i usually hate horror remakes. Earlier this month i also saw another 80's horror classic called Fright Night. I thought it was amazing and tons of fun. I wanted to see the remake but was unable to until i found out that it would be shown on SYFY which is were i watched it.
The Film as we should know is about a teenager named Charley(Anton Yelchin)who is one the verge of becoming popular in his school,and is finally dating the hottest girl in school. He is even dissing his old friend Ed who tells Charly his new neighbor is a vampire. After not believing he soon realizes he was right along and does whatever he can to protect his girlfriend and mother and stop the vampire.
I liked this vampire movie it's saying alright were not going to have any of that Twilight gay vampire crap the vampire in our fright night remake means business. The actors are cool young interdependent actors that I have seen before in a few of there movies. But I didn't know who David Tennant ,who played Peter Vicent was. But I like this cast and I tought they all worked really well together. The movie is a much more paced out then the original and has some new interesting stuff happen.Like instead of having the mother already invite the vampire in,in this film the vampire says "Charly has been harassing me,I'm going to call the authorities" but instead he blows up the house and says "Don't need an invitation if there's no house." That was epic.
I'm going to call it a day and say Fright Night get's a 4 1/2 out of 5.
A lot of vampire films tend to take themselves too seriously. Others just go for really over the top action like Blade and Underworld.
Colin Farrell plays the part of the vampire very well. Especially in the sense that you like him even though he's the villain. Much in the same way I liked Kiefer Sutherland's David in The Lost Boys.
Overall I enjoyed this enough to want to see it on more than one occasion. An achievement not many modern day vampire flicks can (Twilight of course is included in this).
Having seen the original, I like this even more than I did the first time I saw it. The original is nowhere near as good. Also kudos to David Tennants performance.