One Sentence: A reboot worth checking out.
Release Date: 19-Aug-2011
The battle of the 80’s reboots starts tonight. In one corner, a remake of a horrible movie with a lot of boobs, a huge guy who doesn’t speak very well, with a sword vs. a remake of a vampire movie that gained cult status the first time around and a co-star that ended up doing gay porn.
I saw the Fright Night reboot this week and I do have to say that I thought it was good vampire fun.
First of all, thank god for bringing back the killer vampires. The movie gets extra credit for making that vampire Colin Farrell, who I know a lot of people do not like, but who I have always thought was a fun guy to watch on screen. The reboot is very much the same movie as the original, just tuning it up for 2011. It feels small, personal, cramped, fun, and evil all at the same time, which is why the original Fright Night was such a success. It made it feel like it could happen to you. It felt real, and the reboot feels real enough to be successful. Successful enough to be a fun horror movie, which I have been missing lately.
Fright Night is nothing amazing, but it is enough to take notice and say, that was a fun movie. I would rent it for sure. If you are a fan of the original, I think you could be ok checking this movie out in the theater. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I didn’t even notice the 3-D in this movie, so you can skip that 3 dollar up charge easily and if you are really dying to go see Conan this weekend, you can just add Fright Night to the DVD queue and catch it in 6 months.