The more I see from the remake of Fright Night, the more excited I get. Colin Farrell looks scary as hell as the vampire neighbour, Jerry, with the rest of the cast looking good too. Gone maybe the camp 80s comedy vibe, but the judging by the trailer below it’s going to be one dark and intense movie. It’s about time we had a proper scary vampire movie!
I’m a big fan of the original Fright Night starring Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowell and William Ragsdale, so I have high hopes for Craig Gillespie’s remake. I’ve got the original on DVD along with its sequel Fright Night 2, which apparently had a limited run and is a bit of a collectors item. I’ve even got a copy of the promotional poster for the video (remember those?) release. I prefer the original’s poster, however it’s a nice touch to keep the same style of fonts used on the titles.
Fright Night stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette, and is directed by Craig Gillespie
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.