Friday, August 19, 2011

Fright Night: Review

The original Fright Night (one of my top 13 Scary Movies of all-time) holds a very dear place in my bloody heart, so I went into the remake with mixed feelings. Shockingly, it's pretty darn good. With a screenplay by Buffy the Vampire Slayer scribe Marti Noxon, the movie is funny, thrilling, and a really lot of fun. It's also good to see the return of a vicious vampire after all those emo, diamond-skin freaks. I also loved the many subtle references to the original movie, and an all-to-brief cameo from the original Jerry Dandridge himself. I saw it in 3D and I don't think it added much – other than the blood geysers and fiery explosions of the vampires. The worse criticism is for that dreadfully boring American movie poster. At least the UK version featured a better picture of Colin Farrell, some blood splatter, and a sense of humor.





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