When it comes to breaking down a movie like, “Fright Night,” the last thing anyone needs is an intellectual film critic know-it-all. Horror purists will balk at the idea of this remake or re-visioning of “Fright Night.” Who even cares!?! First & foremost, this vampire movie plays by the bloodsucker rulebook. Unlike the undead in “Twilight,” who walk triumphantly in the the blistering sun, the filmmakers paid attention to the Do’s & Don’ts of the genre. I appreciate the crosses, garlic, holy water, wooden stakes & finding the hidden masters’ lair.
What’s cool about “Fright Night” is its sexiness. Jerry (Colin Farrell) is hands down the horniest vampire. His female take downs are legendary! Strippers, MiLFs & high school hotties. Jerry’s favorite blood type is O….M.G. Farrell is perfect for the role with his eyes always peering, cautiously sniffing scents & scratching things during his scenes. On the other hand, Charlie (Anton Yelchin) is the clumsy & pasty kid tasked with doing away with a very tactical, 400 year old vampire.
The acting is solid. The cast also includes Toni Collette & a good performance from David Tennant, who plays a Las Vegas based occult-heavy magician, Peter Vincent. Ramin Djawadi’s musical score was just excellent. It just added a terrific layer of tension. Also, there’s the 3D factor. I have to say, this time around, the 3D plays really well. I hope you don’t mind having 3D blood spurting into your face.
The Vampire movie genre is alive and well. All I can say is, “Fright Night” was the bloodsucking torpedo that sank the USS Twilight for ‘2011’s Coolest Vampire Flick.’ Sorry Twi-hards.
“Fright Night” is Rated R for bloody violence & F Bombs.
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