The original was a clear product of the 1980's, thus this remake is that of Generation X, complete with Superbad-esque dialogue. This Fright Night also has greater atmosphere and more suspense. It's a bit creepier than the original, mainly from Farrell's jet black eyes and off-kilter manner. Like the original, it too has thinly written characters, but the strong acting helps it along, to make it as quality as 1985.
Was I the only one that actually adored this? The sexual tension was off the hook. Hints of Jeepers Creepers in that it rose slowly to its climax and the best alt meta-horror film I've seen in a long long time. And Farrell as a vampire? W I N <3
Setting a pocket suburb of identical tract houses against the glittering backdrop of the Las Vegas strip creates a striking image. This surprisingly thoughtful remake of "Fright Night" plays with similar juxtapositions throughout, as Imogen Poots' character is placed at a crossroads between the sensitive youth of her boyfriend Charlie (the always great Anton Yelchin) and Colin Farrell's animalistic sexuality.
Entertaining, and certainly an interesting take on the original, but in the end it was too dark (physically, not thematically) and too laden with cornball CGI. Many shots were far too under-lit or over-produced to even know what was happening, but there were also some very fun moments. Definitely expected more from Craig Gillespie.
Could have been worse. There were some good ideas about friendship and the divisions that develop between teens. It fell apart due to a lot of underdeveloped characters and some weak plot threads. For a dollar, it's worth it.
Pretty cool film, and i'm a fan of the original. This one is somehow very different, and that's a good thing: they didn't try to simply copy the original, it has its own identity. David Tennant is badass.
Basic story, and somewhat cliché. But there is a nice balance of humor and horror in it with a fresh take on the vampire and teen horror genres. The effects was pretty dodgy at some points but... let's not be fuzzy and sit back, it's quite a fun and decent popcorn film.
Like the original, this year’s remake understands that the primary ingredient in any good horror film must be fun. Happily, it keeps to the horror/comedy formula, and, after almost a decade of grim torture porn, the loose, unselfconscious fun this film delivers is a true breath of fresh air.