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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.

Director:

Craig Gillespie

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

In the finale, Jerry steps past several beams of light so as not to burn to death, but as he passes the last one to confront Charlie his right arms passes through the light with no apparent effect. 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 »


Soundtracks

Don't Fade Away (Choir & Orchestra)
Written by Sebastian Morawietz
Performed by Sebastian Morawietz
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Fewer laughs and less chills than 1985
7 September 2011 | by davidgeeSee all my reviews

Excellent 3D in this (especially when executed vampires explode into sparks which come right up to your nose!), but it's a pointless remake of the 1985 version. Colin Farrell has screen presence but Chris Sarandon made a more charismatic and scarier vampire. Anton Yelchin is nothing special as teenage nerd Charley, and David Tennant's reworking of the reluctant vampire-hunter has none of the engaging quality that Roddy McDowall had. This re-vamped (oops!) Peter Vincent has a very potty mouth and the grunge look of violinist Nigel Kennedy.

The 1985 version had a pacier script, more suspense and (without the 3D) better special effects. This comedy-horror has fewer laughs and less chills. I hope there isn't going to be a remake of THE LOST BOYS.


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