Becky and I went to see the new movie Fright Night on Friday night at the AMC Theater in Highlands Ranch, CO with our friends Rod & Kimberly. The Fandango website at Fright Night describes the movie as follows:
“Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all—he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.”
Fright Night was an adaptation of the original 1980’s cult classic about a teenage boy who has a vampire move in next store to him. He watches out his window as the vampire is feeding on his neighbors, but unfortunately the vampire knows that he’s watching him and he doesn’t like it.
This new version of Fright Night is not much of a comedy-horror like the first one. There are a few jokes here and there, like a comment about the Twilight book series, which was pretty funny, but it’s definitely a horror flick. It is more like watching a serial killer movie or a smart version of JAWS with a Land Shark and it was spooky at times. Colin Farrell is great as Jerry the vampire and the other characters and actors are great too.
The language is way worse than the first time around, but the characters and vampires are not anything like the Twilight series. When these vampires get into the sunlight they explode, like traditional vampire movies and they are not friendly.
I liked this movie and so did Rod & Kimberly, but Becky didn’t like it that much. If you like vampire movies and are in the mood for a fright night, this is a creepy one.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – ** Rental
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