Fright Night (2011)

Cautiously Recommended
Craig Gillespie's Fright Night is an only mildly effective if generally diverting horror remake, which lacks the genre's requisite tension and scares, but just about gets by thanks to a surfeit of style and charisma.

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"Meet the sexy new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell). He’s dangerously charming – and utterly lethal. That’s because he just happens to be a vampire, and out for blood…buckets of it. After high school senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) makes the connection between Jerry’s suspicious activity and a steadily rising body count, he vows to end the reign of terror next door. But he can’t do it alone. His only hope is Las Vegas magician/vampire-slayer Peter Vincent (David Tennant). Together, this unlikely duo set out to end Jerry’s evil rampage. But Jerry is a ruthless, relentless killer, and he’s not going down without a fight. Get set to sink your teeth into this thrilling re-vamp of the terrifying horror classic. Featuring a star-studded cast and crawling with bonus, Fright Night will captivate you from the very first bite!" DreamWorks


File under: 2011, USACraig Gillespie, Marti Noxon, Tom Holland