Proving, for the umpteenth millionth time that there are no new ideas left in Hollywood, today we get our first look at promo photos from the upcoming remake of the 1985 vampire horror film Fright Night. In the original film, a teenage horror film fan discovers that he is living next door to an actual vampire and must find a way to rid the world of this evil. In the remake, Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin plays the teenager and Colin Farrell plays the vampire. Oh, and by the way, this new version of Fright Night will be presented in 3D.
One of the most memorable horror movies of the 1980s is getting a 2011 update with the release of this summer’s ‘Fright Night.’ ‘Fright Night’ is just your average story of a typical suburban kid who meets his new next-door neighbor, quickly suspects that said neighbor is actually a blood-sucking vampire, has his fears confirmed when his life is put in danger, watches his mother get put under a hypnotic vampire’s spell, must team with a Vegas stage-show magician to slay the undead threat, and somehow save the day. You know, typical teenage angst. ‘Fright Night’ is filled with plenty of scares, lots of blood and even a few laughs. And now Moviefone has exclusive new images of ‘Fright Night”s spooky treats.
UGH! Someone PLEASE drive a stake into the heart of the vampire movie craze! I mean, damn … I love vampires, I really do … but isn’t all of this really getting out of hand? Fright Night was a film that genuinely scared the HELL out of me when I was a little kid. The thought of protecting myself from vampires was a real fear that I had as a child. Fright Night was one of the vampire films that made me believe that, yeah, vamps could be your neighbors and they could strike whenever they like. I have mixed feelings about this remake. It’s not a film that I feel I have to see but it’s a film that I might see … if the conditions were right. I don’t know how I feel about Colin Farrell as a vampire … but I do like Anton Yelchin. The 3D isn’t a real draw for me … but I am glad that I didn’t see the original film in 3D. I prolly would’ve died of sheer fear. This new version of Fright Night is due out in August. Is this a film that you think YOU’D like to see?