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A quick, cheap, churn-it-out product that offers nothing you haven't seen before.
Fright Night 2: New Blood is a remake unfairly masking itself as some sort of sequel, slowly revealing itself to simply be an inferior, unnecessary production compared to 2011's surprisingly satisfying effort.
expends too much effort following the story laid out by Tom Holland in 1985
The inappropriately named "Fright Night 2" is far and away the worst entry in the Fright Night franchise, but not completely lacking in merit. I say inappropriately named because it is neither a sequel to the original Fright Night (which already had a Part 2) nor is it a sequel to the 2011 remake of Fright Night as I had assumed it would be. Instead it is another remake of Fright Night, completely ignoring the events of all 3 previous films and re-casting/re-telling/re-imagining the first plot.
So yeah, you should probably know that going in.
Decent, no where as epic as the first movie though.
A re-envisioning of the original 1985 cult classic, Fright Night 2: New Blood is misguide and poorly made. In this version Romanian college professor Gerri Dandridge is discovered to be a vampire by a group of visiting American students who then seek out a horror reality show host for help in killing her. The casting of Jaime Murray as Gerri Dandridge is inspired and really adds a new dimension to the character. However, the rest of the casting is incredibly poor. The directing is also pretty bad, and is unable to bring any intensity or danger to the film. Though Fright Night 2: New Blood presents an interesting take on the material, it doesn't work and is vastly inferior to the original.
Fright Night 2: New Blood is almost an exact clone of the original Fright Night movies. There are several elements in this film that are very similar, thus this is a Straight to DVD title that suffers from being predictable and clichéd. Being a huge fan of Tom Holland's 1985 original film, I am greatly disappointed in this film. They never should have made this. This is just a movie where they recycle old ideas and give a twist to make it look new. Unfortunately I can tell you that this film copies several scenes from both films. I really thought that this was a lazy film, one that will certainly displease fans of the 1985 film. If you've seen the classic Fright Night, along with its sequel; then you've seen this film. In terms of acting, everything here is laughably bad, and the guy playing Ed is cringe worthy. Fright Night 2: New Blood is typical Straight to DVD trash. There isn't anything here to really grab your attention. Fright Night 2: New Blood is a strained film that is awful in its execution, and though it is a very gory film, there is nothing consistent to its plot to really make this an entertaining ride for viewers. This isn't worth seeing and it is just an attempt to take your money because like I've said before, this follow up to the remake adds nothing new to the story. This is simply put a lazy effort that showcases the lack of interest from everyone involved and the result is clearly on-screen. I really wanted to enjoy it, but it was an awful mess and it lacked anything that makes for an effective vampire yarn.
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