After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.
A remake of the 1985 original, teenager Charley Brewster (Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (Tennant), a self proclaimed vampire killer and Las Vegas magician, to help him take down Jerry. Written by
When Charlie enters to Jerry 's house to save Doris, it is night. But when they leave the house the sun is shining. See more »
Defy reason. Defy everything you know. A mind blowing experience of the occult and supernatural. Peter Vincent. A magical tour de force. Peter Vincent. Welcome to Fright Night. Onstage at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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I can't actually remember the original nineteen eighties Fright Night.
I did watch it somewhere around 1989 and promptly forgot it. I don't
know what that means - either I didn't think much of it or my memory's
shot to bits.
The original is still heralded as a classic by many horror fans, but,
as I couldn't remember it, I went into this remake with little to no
expectations. And, from what I saw, it copied the original pretty well.
It didn't do a shot-by-shot remake, but kept the overall feel of the
first movie (based on what I've read about its predecessor), i.e. a
blend of comedy, horror and gore.
Maybe this remake would have sunk without a trace, but it's lent a hand
by a pretty decent cast. A good start is A-lister Colin Farrell as the
enjoyably evil vampire, then you have ex Dr Who David Tennant, Toni
Collette, Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin and the always amusing
Charming Colin Farrell moves in next door to Anton Yelchin and it's not
long before he's 'outed' as a vampire. Soon people start getting their
throats torn out and a decent amount of bloodshed is to follow.
Fright Night is nothing too revolutionary, but vampires have been so in
fashion of late that it's hard to find a completely original movie in
the genre. It's a popcorn flick. It you fancy something frothy and
lightweight then you might enjoy this (alternatively, the ladies may
just fancy Colin Farrell - I'm sure they'll be happy with what they
Fright Night (2011) gets a respectable 7/10. If you're tired of seeing
vampires that sparkle in sunlight, try this one. It's old school
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