Fright Night | 1985 vs. 2011

There’s nothing that I hate more than seeing someone comparing two movies and not really being fair.  I was listening to this podcast Ancient Slumber Podcast Show #4: Original vs. Remake – Fright Night and boy were these two jackasses getting on my nerves with how little points they were making towards their comparison.  I decided to do a show of my own, Fright Night | Original vs. Remake – Stream Line Podcast Ep.2, which is hopefully a bit more fair but entertaining.  Anyway, decided to put up a post for those who…

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Fright Night 2: New Blood Review

Fright Night 2: New Blood is a 2013 horror comedy film directed by Eduardo Rodriguez. It is a direct-to-video sequel to the 2011 Fright Night serving as a rehashing of both the original Fright Night and its remake. In Romania, Charley Brewster (Will Payne) enlists the aid of Peter Vincent (Sean Power) to put a stake in the plans of a sultry vampire (Jaime Murray) who wants the blood of Charley’s ex-girlfriend. Positives: Good performance by Murray and Parkinson Great premise Good use of practical and make-up effects Negatives: Lackluster…

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Fright Night Review

Fright Night is a 2011 supernatural horror comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie (The Finest Hours), starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), David Tennant (Jessica Jones), Colin Farrell (Daredevil), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass), Imogen Poots (Centurion), and Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense).  Serving as a remake to 1985’s Fright Night, the plot follows a teenage boy, Charley Brewster (Yelchin), who discovers that his neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Farrell), is actually a vampire, which culminates to a battle between the two. Positives: Good humor Great cast Great performances Good characters Great score Great premise…

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Fright Night Part 2 Review

Fright Night Part 2 is a 1988 horror comedy directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, starring  William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen, Jon Gries, and Russell Clark.  Set as a direct sequel to 1985’s Fright Night the plot follows Charley Brewster (Ragsdale) who, now a college student, encounters a group of vampires led by a beautiful woman, Regine Dandridge (Carmen), who is seeking him out for revenge for the death of her brother. Positives: Good antagonists Good performances Good use of practical effects Good use of make-up effects Good…

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Fright Night Review

Fright Night is a 1985 horror film directed by Tom Holland, starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse, and Stephen Geoffreys.  The film follows Charley Brewster (Ragsdale), who discovers that his next-door neighbor, Jerry Dandrige (Sarandon), is a vampire. Positives: Great performance by Sarandon Great premise Good score Good use of practical effects Negatives: Terrible script Poor characters Poor performances Comical make-up effects Plot: The film has a pretty interesting premise and takes no time diving into the plot.  There are moments with Charley and his friends that…

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