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You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night (2016)
**** (out of 4)
If you're a fan of FRIGHT NIGHT then you'll certainly love this documentary no matter which version you watch. The original version apparently runs 217-minutes and discusses not only the original film but also the sequel and remake. There's an alternate version clocking in at 140-minutes and this version can be seen on Shudder at the time of me writing this and it only covers the original film and a few minutes of the sequel.
With that said, the 140-minute version that I watched was certainly highly entertaining and contained just about anything you'd want to know about the film. The director Tom Holland and the majority of the cast and crew are on hand to discuss the making of the film and how everything came to be.
It seems the new trend is to take movies and make documentaries on them that last longer than the film itself. That's the case here as this here is another mammoth documentary that covers every aspect of the production and there's no question that you're going to learn just about everything you wanted. I really loved the various discussions dealing with the pre-production and how everything came into place including the casting of the film.
There's also a lot of great talk about the various special effects that were used in the film and we get a very detailed look at their creation, what they were trying to do and what they did to achieve the look. These stories are among the highlights of the documentary as well is the discussion on the alternate ending that the studio had them get rid of.
As I said, I've only seen the 140-minute version but I honestly can't wait to see the longer one. If you're a fan of the film then you're certainly going to love this.
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