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Fright Night (2011)

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After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.

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Craig Gillespie

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Marti Noxon (screenplay), Tom Holland (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton Yelchin ... Charley Brewster
Colin Farrell ... Jerry
Toni Collette ... Jane Brewster
David Tennant ... Peter Vincent
Imogen Poots ... Amy
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Ed
Dave Franco ... Mark
Reid Ewing ... Ben Wegner
Will Denton ... Adam Johnson
Sandra Vergara ... Ginger
Emily Montague ... Doris
Chris Sarandon ... Jay Dee
Gracie Gillam ... Bee (as Grace Phipps)
Chelsea Tavares ... Cara - Amy's Friend
Lisa Loeb ... Victoria
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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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Taglines:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fright Night See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,114,388, 21 August 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,298,649, 6 November 2011
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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

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Charley goes to the Lee's home and before he is on the front door step the doorbell is ringing. Charley is mid stride when this happens. See more »

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Commercial 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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Alternate Versions

Also shown in 3D version. See more »

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References Farscape (1999) See more »

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Return Of The Vampires
10 September 2011 | by TourettesPersonalSee all my reviews

The original Fright Night was already a cult classic which makes this remake unnecessary. But since all vampires these days are less scary and like what Evil Ed said "Love Sick", it can be necessary for some reason. Bringing back the true vampire camp. Although it's not as scary as the original but Colin Farrel's performance improves the vampire villain. This Fright Night is endlessly watchable and fun. This may sound strange but I think this version is better than the original.

The original have the disturbing schlocky masks but this version actually has the vampire danger and thrills. The credit goes to Colin Farrel. He gives a lot of vigor and terror to the evil vampire. David Tennant has his own Peter Vincent. His charisma and delight shines through all of his scenes. Just like Roddy McDowall, David Tennant nearly steals the show. But Farrel really owns this show.

It's a welcome back, actually. It's not a cash in remake. It's the returning of the vampire horror to our cinemas. Our vampire movies these days are just tired and relies to nothing but the senseless violence. And some of them are in love with a bland girl and sparkle in sunlight. But the biggest thing that is missing in most modern vampire movies is how scary these monsters are. They are not only bloodsuckers. They can be terrifying for somehow.

The filmmaking is obviously good but some of the CGI tones the scares down a little bit but it works though. The score sounds nothing like the score of the original but it's true to its vampire genre. The movie is shot in 3D but most of the film is dark and 3D usually dims the aspect of a film but if you are in for some blood and sparks coming out of the screen then try it. Not quite recommending though.

Overall, Fright Night is enjoyable. Maybe the biggest mistake they made is the jump scares since Fright Night isn't really fond to that trend. Well, this is definitely better than all the unnecessary horror remakes we usually get every year. Colin Farrel made a lot of things better. Vampires are evil again. It has plenty of joys and thrills. Fright Night is recommendable by bringing back the true elements of the genre.


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