Fright Night 3D(2011)
3D remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic about a teenager who suspects his neighbour is a vampire. Stars Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges). From the director of Lars and the Real Girl.... More
Charley (Yelchin), having ditched his nerdy pal Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Fogell from Superbad), has finally cracked the cool group at school and scored a hottie (Imogen Poots, 28 Weeks Later) in the process. But when people in the neighbourhood start dying, Charley listens to Ed's theory: a vampire is responsible, and the vampire is spooky neighbour Jerry (Farrell). Unable to convince others of the truth, Charley takes it on himself to protect his friends and mum (Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine), and kill Jerry.Hide
BY Matt Glasby Flicks Writer
Neither a complete clanger, nor a lost classic, Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire-next-door flick is the latest inexplicable entry on Hollywood’s recycling list. Set in a Las Vegas housing estate of such crushing uniformity it could use a little vamping up, Craig Gillespie’s snazzy 3D update begins with local kids going missing from school. Charlie (Yelchin), his girlfriend, Amy (Poots), and nerdy tag-along Ed (Mintz-Plasse) suspect it’s something to do with Charlie’s neighbour, Jerry (Farrell). “That’s a terrible name for a vampire,” says Charlie sagely, but can he stop Mr Creepy from shagging his mum (Collette) – or worse?
First and foremost among Fright Night 2011’s assets are its talented players, most of them auslanders pretending to be American. Yelchin (Russian) has an engaging outsider charm, Poots (English) has balls to spare and when Mintz-Plasse takes a – literal – early bath the film really misses him. Farrell (Irish), meanwhile, enjoys himself immensely as a preening sex-pest gibbering on about how “ripe” Amy is. It’s not a scary performance (“ripe” is the word), but you definitely wouldn’t want him dating your sister.
Although the murky visuals (“The whole house looks like that show, Dark Shadows,” notes Charlie) stop the 3D scenes zinging off the screen, there’s a whizzy car chase and some well-choreographed kills – enough, in short, to complement the performances and put this among the more entertaining re-workings of recent years. Next up Puppet Master 11?
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Fright Night 3D
BY RealityCheck superstar
Genre : horror, thriller, vampire
4/5 : great film, its a shame its based on another film, yet covered its horror-theme bases well (see 'Scream')Hide
BY Tanya-Patterson nobody
Thanks to Flicks & ED of course it was Awesome to go check out this movie with my husband..I thought myself it was a re-vamp of the original.. It brought back memories as I have seen the Original about 50 times on VHS as a young teenager.Not good that some of the movie was Blurry? dont know if it was meant to be like that thou but the in 3D the blood scenes were exactly what this movie needed. Ive already recommended this to friends to go see.. Its a must see....
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BY Elmer-Peiffer nobody
I walked into the theater with the 1985 version stuck in my head. Was the new version going to be anything like it? The answer is no, while the storyline is still the same, it was re-vamped for the modern audience, with the make-up and special effects to wow the audience in 3D, and it definately wowed me. The scare factor wasn't really in it, but yes, I would go see this movie again!
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