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Fright Night (2011)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  19 August 2011 (USA)
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A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire.

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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 Anonymous

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You can't run from evil when it lives next door.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,114,388 (USA) (19 August 2011)

Gross:

$18,298,649 (USA) (4 November 2011)
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The second movie where Christopher Mintz-Plasse jumps down from a height and hurts his leg, the first being Kick-Ass (2010). See more »

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When Charley stakes Ed, the special effect of smouldering into a pile of ash is highlighted with cinders floating in the air. Several are clearly in Charley's face, in his eyes, etc. but he does not react at all. See more »

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Announcer: 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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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Written by Matthew de Luca and Neil de Luca
Performed by Figure and Groove
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A trifle affair
22 August 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I chose to watch this movie because it was in 3D despite having a few apprehensions. All I can say that a vampire without a story doesn't really mean anything. The other important question would be to ask what the hell was Toni Collette doing in this movie? She is too good an actor to be in a cheesy vampire flick. To be honest I am befuddled by the rating and the good reviews that the movie is getting. It was neither scary nor funny. Colin Farrell does look convincing as a vampire, but the standout performance is surely by David Tennant who made it possible for me to smile a few times. All in all the movie fails to deliver. I expected something a little better I guess. Anton Yelchin is a good actor and a budding star who tries hard to salvage a little out of the night. The night, however, was too predictable.


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