Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Overall Rating: 9.5
Contains: Bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant
MPPA Rating and Time: R. 106 min.
A remake of the original movie from 1985, the story follows Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) who is trying to live life day by day when his old friend, Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) tells him of a vampire that lives next door to him named Jerry (Colin Farrell). Charlie’s newfound girlfriend, Amy (Imogen Poots) is just trying to get with him now that he is not hanging out with his old friends. He must face Jerry the vampire alone to protect his mother, Jane (Toni Collette) and Amy from his grasps. When he meets
Peter Vincent (David Tennant), a famous illusionist that knows a little about vampires, together they try to stay alive against the wrath of Jerry.
For me, I never saw the original and can’t really compare them. However, you don’t have to see it in order to have a good time with this movie. You are going to love this movie for its amazing storyline and characters. I feel that they nailed it with casting Colin Farrell as the head vampire because it was really amazing to see him in a role that was good as, if not batter then Alexander. It was really well scripted and all the characters delivered even the mom, who hardly had any lines at all. This movie is definitely one of my favorites this movie week and it was really interesting to watch.
I feel that this movie did justice to the original and made improvements. I love David Tennant in this movie. He was hilarious! It had just the right amount of thriller/suspense mixed with comedy. Colin Farrell, LOVE HIM! Just way to sexy. Perfect guy for the role. I really enjoyed the original Fright Night and I am glad that they didn’t remake the story exactly like it because it would have ruined the original for me. I really enjoyed the movie and I would not be opposed to a sequel to this version.
OVERALL RATING FOR US:
This is definitely a movie for you to go see. Leave the little ones at home of course because it has a lot of gross scenes in it that will make the little ones have nightmares for weeks. Where it is not that scary of a movie, it makes up with unique characters, amazing acting and all around great movie. Go see this, you won’t be disappointed.