Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Movie Challenge: Fright Night (2011)

Fright Night (2011)

Remake of the classic 1985 Fright Night.  This time staring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant.

The original Fright Night blended horror and comedy quite well, this one...less so, but it is still an enjoyable flick.

Colin Farrell makes for a good vampire, but lacks the suaveness that Chris Sarandon brought to the role.  Though he does make for it in being dangerous.
Peter Vincent is changed from Roddy McDowall's horror host to David Tennant's creepy extreme magician.  It's not a bad change really, Tennant is great in anything he is in.

Like the first Fright Night this one is a fun romp through vampire mythos and generally doesn't take itself too serious.  Chris Sarandon even makes a cameo appearance.

It's a fun update, but no real new ground here.

Tally so far:  3 Total Watched / 2 New

What do you find scary?
October Horror Movie Challenge hosted by Krell Laboratories.


Rachel Ghoul said...

They totally shot the high school scenes at my alma mater (and some of the suburb scenes in my town.) It gets used for a lot of movies and such, I used to take chemistry in Walter White's classroom from the Breaking Bad pilot.

Timothy S. Brannan said...


Pun Isaac said...

I liked this movie, though it can't hold a handle to the original for me.

I like this version of Peter Vincent.

The movie is worth watching for Hugo's version of 99 Problems that plays during the credits.