Friday, August 19, 2011


Starring: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette and Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Directed by: Craig Gillespie (LARS AND THE REAL GIRL)
Rated: R
Story: Senior Charlie Brewster finally has it all going on: he's running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he's so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie's mom, doesn't notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic. (DreamWorks Pictures)

Bottom Line: We just don’t get enough vampire flicks these days – well, we don’t get enough good ones (yeah, I’m looking at you TWILLIGHT series). And as good as FRIGHT NIGHT was back in 1985, it’s been made even better 26 years later as Colin Farrell (in addition to the rest of the great cast) makes this movie of the undead come to life. It’s a smart, sharp and self-aware horror flick that’s equal parts frightening and funny. If you’re looking for ample scares, solid thrills and a downright entertaining time while watching a little blood spill – then this vampire flick has quite a bit of bite.

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