Fright Night 2

2013

Fright Night 2

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By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri's chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and "Evil" Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a "new moon virgin," which just so happens to be Charley's ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called "Fright Night," to drive a stake through Gerri's plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death.

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  • Jun 03, 2016
    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.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2016
    Color me surprised when I come out of this movie not thinking that it was as awful as one might have expected from a low-budget, direct-to-video sequel of what was already a remake. I know the rating says that this movie is bad, and it is, technically speaking, it's just not as bad as one would imagine. Perhaps the problem with this, and many other movies like this, is that they take a generic script, make some slight changes to it so it fits with the name of the famous franchise that they're attaching to it and voila. I'm 99.9% certain that this script did not start out as the sequel to Fright Night's remake. I'd be willing to be on that. They just called it Fright Night 2 because it might entice some people to give it a shot, because they enjoyed either the original (or the sequel to that) or its remake. That's the only way. The changes to the film are pretty much the same stuff you saw in the original or the remake. Guy comes across vampire, nobody believes him, guy recruits an 'expert' on these mythological creatures, expert helps guy gets rid of vampire. It's, essentially, the same shit here and that's where, I think, the movie falters. Instead of, at least, trying to carve its own path, in however limited that path may have been, they instead went with what worked two previous other times. I never saw the original's sequel so I have no idea what that film did. It's not like anybody would've expected this movie to set the world on fire, it's a movie that was meant to cash in on the name of a successful horror movie, so I think you can take some sort of risk while still fulfilling Universal's goal of trying to cash in on the franchise. The movie's 'selling', if it can be called that, based on the name and not on the content. That's just a matter of fact, so part of me wishes that they would've taken some more risks in trying to differentiate itself from a lot of the other direct to video sequels. But it is what it is, but the fact that they tried to appease to fans of Fright Night instead of trying to do something is one of the lamer parts about the movie. The acting isn't great, the cinematography is substandard and the gore isn't strong either. But it doesn't really take itself that seriously and that added some sort of B-movie enjoyment to the proceedings. You know it's not great, they (being the cast and crew) know it's not great, so you can just sit back, relax and just laugh at or with the movie, as long as they get a reaction out of you. So at least the film knows its place. And, thankfully, there's not the usual 'it's over, but it's not really over' trap that so many horror films fall into. The movie just ends and it's over. That's refreshing. I will say that this movie isn't boring and I think that a horror flick being boring is the worst sin possible. Yes, this isn't a good movie, but at least it's campy and that adds something to watching this. Not much, of course, but it does. What does hold it back is its unwillingness to do something fresh. Neither the acting nor the writing is anything to write home about. So there's that. I can't recommend it, of course, but I've seen considerably worse films like this out there.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2014
    Decent, no where as epic as the first movie though.
    Shawn M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2013
    Starts off cool but ends up just getting stupid. Fright Night 2 rushes into the story, and then wastes tons of time with pointless exposition and takes its time with scenes that don't matter. One thing I don't understand about this story...why is it a reboot? Peter Vincent was in the last movie, but for some reason, acts as if the events of the first movie never happened. Then why is this called Fright Night 2? Why reboot a franchise (again) for the sequel, even though the sequel is clearly going to be worse the first film? Just create new characters altogether! It doesn't make any sense. I also don't understand why the vampire acts the way she does. Just when she has everyone convinced that Charley is nuts, she reveals herself to everyone who doesn't believe she's a vampire. Why would she do that? There's tons of plot holes in this movie but these are the ones that stand out.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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