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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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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 »

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$18,298,649
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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

Peter Vincent website reads: "A Las Vegas institution, a magician who works in the dark world of the occult, His show embraces every sinister aspect of the supernatural acts..his dark mysterious magic is woven from his profound knowledge of the esoteric world of the occult, gleaned from the vast collection of books & artifacts from the four corners of the mystic world. A student of the cannibalistic world, he is the single greatest authority of vampires and has studied all the various tribes that make their weird world... See more »

Goofs

When Charlie enters to Jerry 's house to save Doris, it is night. But when they leave the house the sun is shining. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies: 2010s (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)
Written by Kid Cudi & Ratatat
Performed by Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & Ratatat
Produced by Ratatat
Courtesy of Universal Motown Records
under licence from Universal Music Enterprises
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Go read a good book
4 August 2011 | by abq767See all my reviews

I saw this tonight at a free preview. I got what I paid for 1. If you're over 30, you probably won't like this 2. If you've never seen the other Fright Night, you won't like this 3. If you don't like gratuitous cursing, you won't like this 4. If you like a plot that is not 100% predictable, you won't like this. The 3D effects were "ok" but not great.

The movie is made for the teenage crowd, but there are some minor attractions for non-teenagers. There were a few funny lines that got theater-wide chuckles, but they were far and few.

The only saving grace was the CGI effects. For that I give it a 3/10


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