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Fright Night (2011)

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

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Storyline

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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19 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Noche de miedo  »

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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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When Charley bluffs his way onto the set of Peter Vincent's Fright Night show, the music heard playing over the rehearsal is from Henning Lohner's score for 2005 vampire film _Bloodrayne (2005)_. 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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Where is the seduction???
8 February 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

In many ways it looks like a great re-make: they've managed to bring the story up to 2011 really well, and the actors are perfect for the roles. The renewal of the characters is also well done in most cases, I especially enjoyed the new "Peter Vincent" - they have found a very humorous way to renew this character.

For the part of Jerry, Colin Farrel is a wise choice. But IMO they failed miserably in renewing this essential character. Unfortunately, and this is what ruins the whole movie for me; they have taken all the seduction out of Jerry!! :( What I LOVE about the old movie is especially the way Jerry seduces everyone around him (except Charlie). He even seduces Charlie's friend, Evil. And the scenes with Jerry and Amy are SO hot. That has all been taken out of the character Jerry in this movie, and that disappointed me so badly. If given the chance, I am certain that Colin Farrel would have rocked at playing Jerry in a more seductive way - he certainly has the look.

So, because of this "destruction" of the character Jerry, I can only give the movie 3 stars.


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