Fright Night

Fright Night

Craig Gillespie (2011)

101min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Colin Farrell's star may have dimmed, but he still brings a megawatt glow to this cheerfully trashy remake of the 1985 vampire hit. He's Jerry, a beguiling stranger who moves in next door to high-school student Charley (Anton Yelchin), an event that coincides with local kids going missing. Suspecting that his new neighbour is hiding something, Charley turns to celebrity magician and vampire expert Peter Vincent, played by David Tennant with a relentless potty-mouth. Like the fondly imagined original, the gags are funny without taking the edge off the scary moments. Farrell has more fun than he seems to have had in a long while, showing a perfectly judged blend of charm, seasoned with succulent menace, though Tennant struggles to match up to his forerunner, the incomparable Roddy McDowall.

Summary

A teenager realises his new neighbour is a vampire, but cannot convince anyone of the danger they are in. He turns to a foul-mouthed magician with a horror-themed Las Vegas show to help him slay the bloodsucker before he murders the entire neighbourhood. Comedy horror remake, with Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant and Toni Collette.

Cast & Crew

Charley Brewster Anton Yelchin
Jerry Colin Farrell (2)
"Evil" Ed Thompson Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Peter Vincent David Tennant
Jane Brewster Toni Collette
Amy Imogen Poots
Mark Dave Franco
Ben Reid Ewing
Jay Dee Chris Sarandon
Victoria Lisa Loeb
Director Craig Gillespie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Sep 2011
Comedy Drama