Fright Night

Ok let’s be honest here, I was not going to review Fright Night because I thought that it would be unnecessary to do so. Since it’s a remake of a movie that a lot of people still remember I though the nostalgia factor would carry it through.

I was partly correct. A lot of people did go for the nostaligia, however, it had to fight another nostalgia inducer at the box office…Conan. Even for me it was a tough choice as I was raised on both of these. But I was also dragging the significant other along and he had little interest in Conan. Also he was swayed by Movie Bob.

Quick Side note, if you are unfamiliar with Movie Bob, he is a film critic on The Escapist where Yahtzee (Zero Punctuation) the game reviewer calls his online home. I highly recommend checking both of these out, the humor is Zero Punctuation is fantastic, and Movie Bob does a great job of reviewing movies while being honest about whether he feels they are worth a see or not.

Back to where I was…Fright Night.

I only vaguely remember the first one because I cannot currently find it (due to others snatching it up to reminisce as well I suppose) so I can’t spout the whole “un/faithful remake” thing or not. All I can say is that I had a good time while watching it. I grew being raised on silly 80’s/90’s horror flicks, and this harkened back to them in a great way. It was fun, it as campy, it still had imagery to shock you occasionally, which was an absolute blast.

Sure there were moments where scenes were a bit slow, but they weren’t enough to ruin the movie. Also….as a confession, I found out about this movie when it was first announced for one reason and one reason only. David Tennant. I don’t know why I was looking up info on him at the time, but found it I did and I was eagerly awaiting it ever since. He plays an over the top Cris Angel like character who claims to be a vampire hunter.  In the first half off the movie he’s rarely if ever present, but plays a bigger role in the later half. He’s pretty much my favorite.

Colin Farrell, whom I tend to enjoy for the random movies he shows up in, also did a fair job as the vampire Jerry. Yea…Jerry. And yea, they make fun of it too.

This movie doesn’t take itself seriously, and that’s why its a winner if you ask me. If they were trying to be serious it would have been a bust. Then again the trailers were confusing, or so the significant other says. I told him it was supposed to be humorous but he thought it was supposed to be legitimately scary from the trailers portrayal.  He had no idea what to expect, but he lived through it and didn’t hate it, which is saying a lot. ^_^

If you haven’t seen it yet, take a relaxing break from everything and go see something fun and silly to make yourself feel better.

Then again if you don’t like horror movies or humor, don’t go see it, I don’t imagine it would do much for you.



Random side note: Does anyone love the Old Spice Guy, and the Most Interesting Man In the World commercials as I do? Seriously, their writers are brilliant.


Next Time (Potentially): Super Stardust HD aka why I am addicted to the simplest of things.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Rincewind
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 15:05:24

    I will have to see this one just for Tennants sake but I did love the old movie but same as you, can’t remember too much which is probably a good thing…


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