Saturday, September 17, 2011

Movie Review: FRIGHT NIGHT

Official logline: 
A teenager suspects that his neighbor is a vampire. 

My review
This remake of the 1985 film is fun. I haven't seen the original version, but many fans tell me it's much, much better. Even so, I appreciated several things about the remake, one of them being the protagonist. Charley Brewster (played by the talented Anton Yelchin) is a geek-gone-cool. He's ditched his childhood friends to hang out with a couple of stoners, and has begun dating one of the popular girls in school. Charley spends a lot of time trying to be someone he's not--a lover of all things videogames, graphic novels, and vampire lore.

Enter Jerry, the vampire neighbor (a.k.a. Colin Farrell). To be honest, I never thought Colin Farrell could scare me. Ever. But the bastard did it. He plays a manipulative ticking time bomb so, so well. He's not overtly aggressive, though, and his calmness comes off as much more eerie to me. You just know there's something messed up waiting to lash out. But what I loved most was how Jerry forces Charley to face two things: 1) who he really is; 2) his fear of confrontation

Whether you're burned out on vampires or not, I suggest watching this flick. If only for Charley's character development. And the brilliant dialogue. 

Have you seen the Fright Night remake? What about the original version? 


  1. YES! I loved, loved, loved this new version. I saw the original with Pam when I was younger but I don't remember it all that well. I do remember liking the original, too--but I enjoyed the remake much, much more. WHY? Because of Colin FREAKING Farrell. What a hunk!!!

  2. LOL! Yes, he is a looker. This movie actually made me want to see the original, so that's definitely next on my to-do list :)

  3. I love Colin Farrell. He's such a sexy vampire. Rowr.

    He kinda freaked me out, too, tho. I got chills a few times during the movie. I haven't seen the original, but I intend to.

  4. Hey, guy...

    I'm a huge wuss, but Colin Farrell drew me in. If the vamp was anyone else (except for Hugh Jackman, because,'s HUGH JACKMAN), I probably would've skipped this one.

    Nice review!

    Marie at the Cheetah