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An excellent remake!
A good remake horror film since Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead.
OK remake of the 1985 horror flick of the same name is aimed more for laughs than scares, Farrell does a nice job playing the vampire.
Very underrated vampire flick. As someone who isn't generally bowled over by the vampire genre or vampire mythology, this one is very fun, with strong moments of suspense and tension, and humour, and fine performances by the cast, including the late Anton Yelchin. Not sure why this film has been received so poorly by audiences? 4.5/5*
This movie is so good. Even better the second time.
This is a remake of the older 80s film and should stand as proof that no matter what star cast you have and how technology has developed so much to aid the filmmaker, it is always a wise decision to never tinker with the original. If for no other reason then basic psychology says that people will always, no matter what, compare the film to the original and chances are high they will always prefer the original. This Fright Night; the remake seems like a lazy cash grab with the 3-D acting as grotesque and gaudy ornamentation. Any special qualities one could ascribe to the 1985 movie have been lost in translation.
I'm normally not a fan of vampire movies but this one was really good. Having Anton Yelchin and the beautiful Imogen Potts, supported by Colin Ferrell and Toni Collette was a great casting decision. They worked really well together and were a treat to watch. The story was initially very cliche, but they quickly set aside the popular tropes and went with fresh ideas. The execution was great and so were the visuals (setting/atmosphere + the locations/prop pieces). This is a really fun watch. The only part that pissed me off was a twist at the end that brought everyone together again... they should've left it as is and had a dark conclusion (how good can a battle be if there aren't any costs)! Would definitely recommend this, not as a scary movie, but as a fun vampire flick.
There are so many things within this movie that stretch credibility or make no sense. Why does nobody leave their house after hearing an exploding building? Why does it take so long for Tennant's character to suss security is gone? Who in the hell would think it was a good idea to have sex on the floor in the middle of an apartment building people are entering and leaving from? Interruptions? You can forget simple logic with this movie. Sure it does a couple of new things like blowing up Charlie's house or the slow cornering of Ed by Jerry but in trying to remake it loses vital ingredients that made the original so good. Not only that but damning of all Gillespie has replaced the camp but enjoyably fun of the original with a psychological horror/thriller. The original was made as a loving homage to Christopher Lee and Vincent Price horror movies. It loved all of that. In remaking the film and trying to modernise it, in getting rid of the 80s camp value and replacing it with a gritty atmosphere (a common mistake of remakes) the writer and director end up showing a complete disinterest and hatred of the source material and B-horror movies. It just lacks soul. In fact the only good thing about Chris Sarandon's cameo in this film is to see him finally get a taste of his own medicine which is fun...for about ten seconds. It all adds up to yet another pointless remake in a long list of pointless remakes Hollywood continues to push. Not only that but the presumption a modern day Fright Night movie should jettison everything that tapped into it's homage filled roots and made it fun because it would be dated today is insulting. Yikes, talk about being uncool Brewster.
Was So shitty... I went through every haunted house and I wasn't scared once and I am the most easily scared person. I am so disappointed and I will never be attending to another fright night again.
WOW THIS WAS SENSATIONAL I LOVED EVERY PART OF IT THAT ITLL TAKE TOO LONG TO EXPLAIN IT IS AMAZING YOU SHOULD GO SEE IT RIGHT NOW IT IS ONE OF THE BEST OR MAYBE THE BEST VAMPIRE MOVIE IN A DECADES OR EVER