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Fright Night (2011)




Anton Yelchin
Colin Farrell
David Tennant
Imogen Poots
Toni Collette
Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Directed by Craig Gillespie

Fright Night is Dark Night.

This is a remake of the 1985 movie of the same name and it is exceptionally good. This is the second Colin Farrell lead role movie that I enjoyed first being Phone Booth (2002).
This is a movie to go see this weekend with your girl by your side.

With a mix of comic thrill, horror and fantasy, fright night is well packed. This movie is what the Twilight Series is meant to be, removing the melodrama and the watered down life of the underworld which Twilight brings.
Fright Night displays Colin at his best, as we first see him play Jerry as a boring obvious vampire neighbor and in minutes turn to Jerry the sneaky odd  neighbor then to a CGI shark teeth creature, who won’t die easily.

The movie plot has Charlie, a young adult feeling cool with his life right now. He hangs with the famous crowd and has a hot girlfriend. Things start to turn upside down when old time friend Ed, starts to call Charlie that they need to go investigate the missing students. It gets more awkward when Ed further suggest they investigate his theory that there is something odd about his neighbor, Jerry.

Can’t say more than this not to spoil the fun for you so go watch it and be amazed at the fun you’ll have.

The director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) and writer Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), did a good job by not letting the movie turn to a mockery, since horror movies which tend to infuse comedy in it always end up looking lost.
This is a firm upgrade for Marti as she is use to the writing material thanks to Buffy the WHACK! Vampire Slayer, she made the movie dark just how a vampire movie should be.

No one can help but love the two lead cast Colin Farrell and David Tennant (the 10th version of Doctor Who), they delivered wondrous performances, with the later having to act an alcoholic magician with some vampire issues. Like all good movies come, Fright Night doesn't slack in adding its own twists that just keep a smile on your face.

The CGI was graceful, and dialogue unique.

The movie displays fun face-offs between the leads, and the CGI in the movie is well grafted into it.
The movie is a good upgrade to its 1985 version in every way, and it showcases fun scenes that are both funny and scary.
If you are like me and don’t find horror flicks interesting, then this may rejuvenate your thinking.


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