The MPAA can be a tricky bunch; I’ve watched movies that originally received an NC-17 movies then cut down to an R only to see the uncut version and be dumbfounded how that could have been considered an NC-17. That’s a debate for another day though, because with all the watered down remakes, like PROM NIGHT, have scaled down on the gore in favor of appealing to a younger demographic. After I watched the trailer for the remake of FRIGHT NIGHT I felt like the filmmakers were headed right down that road. Well the MPAA has brought their mighty hand down and slapped an R rating on the Craig Gillespie directed remake. The R rating was given for “bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references.”
Don’t get your hopes up too high though because an R rating doesn’t always equal success. The recent NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET was a recent example of a R rated remake that did not live up to the original and even most original R rated movies do not always end up being that great.
Is anyone here excited about the R rated FRIGHT NIGHT REMAKE?