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(2011)

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The props department snuck many Doctor Who references into the Peter Vincent apartment set (for example, Gallifreyen writing - the Doctor's native language - on certain items), as a homage to actor David Tennant, who was playing Peter Vincent and previously played The Doctor. The majority of these references are not visible to the audience.
In early stages of development, Heath Ledger was considered for the role of Jerry, but he passed away in January of 2008.
Counting flashback footage, Chris Sarandon is the only actor to appear in all three Fright Night films. In the original Fright Night (1985), he plays the role of Jerry. In the 2011 remake, he has a cameo as the man who hits the Brewsters' car and is subsequently bitten by Jerry.
Steven Spielberg made two major contributions to the film. The first one was an insert shot of the crucifix falling in the pool directly in front of the camera (after Jerry attacks Ed Lee). The other one was Jerry's fourth stage makeup - when previewed, he said that it was not scary enough and insisted that the original concept of a shark-like jaw be put back.
Peter Vincent is named after two horror icons, Peter Cushing and Vincent Price.
The car chase sequence was done in one continuous, rotating shot. The location footage and the running motorcycle slammed into the car were later added.
Of the principal cast, Anton Yelchin and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were the only ones who didn't need to adopt an American accent.
To promote the film, Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin and Christopher Mintz-Plasse hosted MTV's "Fright Night Friday" during an airing of Halloween (2007) on August 12, 2011.
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Colin Farrell said that he took the role of Jerry because he liked Craig Gillespie's work on Lars and the Real Girl (2007).
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The club scene originally included a fight between feuding frat boys that was broken up by Jerry with the use of his hypnosis powers. Although the scene was cut, the frat boys can still be seen around the DJ booth when the t-shirts are thrown into the crowd.
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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)_.
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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).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Jerry has five stages of makeup, with the last one (when Charley fights in the basement) entirely in CG.

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