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May 22nd, 2018

Early Review, Fright Night Remake

Fright Night RemakeFright Night is a classic vampire tale and of course Hollywood saw fit to remake it and the very first review of the film has hit the web via Killerfilm. Wondering if the Fright Night remake will suck? Well you are about to find out. Read on if you want to know, or head elsewhere now.

What Fright Night got right in 1985 was everything. For every horror nut who grew up on the film, Charley Brewster was us. He spent his nights watching scary movies to the wee hours of the morning. School was tough and dating was migraine-inducing, but watching various monsters and beasts made everything right with the world. That is what made us happy, and to the day – it still does. The script was an homage to Rear Window and The Boy Who Cried Wolf with a dose of that planet 80′s free spirit.

FrightNight 3D, more like unnecessary post-conversion 3D, is in such a hurry that it forgets to tell any kind of story. There is absolute zero character development as the cardboard actors just go through the motion and it’s painful. The neighborhood feels like a leftover set from the The Stepfather, as opposed a real home on a real block. Roddy McDowell was the backbone of the original and played like a father figure to Charley.

Now he is just a boozing womanizer who doesn’t come to the rescue and is just an afterthought. Chris Sarandon does make a cameo, but suffers a bite to the jugular from CG-faced Colin Farrell (who is solo, no Billy Cole) and is spared the misery that I couldn’t get away from.

Read More Here The Fright Night remake is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars David Tennant, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Fright Night is scheduled for release in theatres October 7, 2011.


  1. greg

    the test screening of fright night remake had a lot of rave reviews , this is the only one it doesn´t. I don’t care, i’m going to watch it anyway.

  2. Woody

    David Tennant and cardboard actor don’t really go together. The knowledge of no Billy Cole is too bad, he was a great side-kick. I’m a little worried over Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evil Ed, but Anton Yelchin should be able to pull off Charlie. I think the movie has more potential than this review tells. Seriously, it isn’t like the original movie had that great of acting or effects, yet we all still love it.

  3. Tara

    David Tennant…cardboard actor?

    This does not compute.

  4. Momsbg03

    The release date is August 19, at that is when it will be in theaters here in Texas.

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