Fright Night

Fright Night

Fright Night

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.

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.

2011Rating: R13, contains violence, horror scenes and offensive language120 minsUK, USAEnglish and Japanese with English subtitles
ComedyHorrorRe-make
Director:
Craig Gillespie (TV's 'United States of Tara', 'Mr. Woodcock', 'Lars and the Real Girl')
Writer:
Marti NoxonTom Holland
Cast:
Colin FarrellDavid TennantAnton YelchinChristopher Mintz-PlasseToni ColletteImogen PootsDave Franco
61%
want to see

Reviews & comments

It WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!

Ok lets be realistic, top 5 worst Feature films of 2011 & the winner is.. Fright YAWN Night Yep it's that BAD!! why 5 stars you ask & why the SNAZZY Heading? To make you say YEAH RIGHT! This review has been Bought you by TUI

5.0
0

Not for the over thinkers

Haha really liked this film haha it was good for a laugh but you wouldn't want to over analyse it as i'm sure you could find flaws but really enjoyed but the 3d kind of a waste of time and a waste of money for the extra cost of 3d but still a great film Two thumbs up

4.0
0

A+++

Loved it, a little slow to start but it is one of the few movies that had me laughing at one point but dead quiet with suspense in others. Would recomend to all

4.0
0

Was it meant to be scary? I thought it was hilarious!

Blah start, until we meet Jerry the un-neighbourly vampire. David Tennant is brilliant as the reluctant, Peter Vincent, Vampire Slayer. Charlie is just as cute here as the geeky "kid" as he was in Star Trek. Funny movie on the whole. I enjoyed it. It was a waste of time in 3D tho. Don't think the movie exploited it.

0

Frightfully good remake.

For those who even know of the original film you will be pleased to hear this is actually quite good fun. Sure, it doesn't have the great Roddy Mcdowall or Stephen Geoffreys' hilarious portrayal of the character Evil but what it does have is a strong cast of modern actors who are clearly enjoying themselves. Colin Farrell and David Tennant are particularly...

4.0
0

Bloody Awesome!

Way better than I expected... loads of fun! Worth watching again!

4.0
0

Not bad

David Tennant was brilliant in the role of Peter Vincent, the vampire killing/Las Vegas magician extraordinaire and he really "made the movie". Overall Fright Night was entertaining and fun, but had the unfortunate aspect of being a remake of a brilliant original which I couldn't help comparing it to and wasn't as good as.

3.0
0

Entertaining enough!

Entertainng enough movie with just the right amount of comedy and action to it. David Tennant as Peter Vincent was brilliant though the other actors boost the script too!

4.0
0

Blood Thirsty

A must see movie this halloween.Full of blood and vampires with a bit of comedy here and there. Great cast involved especially David Tennant who plays Peter Vincent. Four Stars!

4.0
0

Thank God for David Tennant

David Tennant was really the only reason I wanted to see this, and he was brilliant. Not a bad film, but nothing amazing either.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Slick popcorn horror, faithful to the fun and flair of the original. The 3D works, the cast appeals, the action’s fast (but not so frightening). A decent remake – it just needs more bite.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The old "Fright Night" was both self-aware and effectively scary, and if this one seems to prefer gruesome digital effects to old-fashioned bump-in-the-night spookiness, it still succeeds in keeping the audience both tickled and anxious.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining remake of the mid-80s vampire movie that, unlike the original, hasn't got one scary moment in it.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

As in the earlier film, this one dances always at the edge of comedy. It especially has fun with the Rules of Vampire Behavior.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A steady supply of spiky humor and a game cast keep this cooking most of the way, though the pacing could have been tighter and the film seems as if it's about to end two or three times before it actually does.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

It ends up getting a surprising number of things right.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Funny and scary - and sometimes both at once - it lives up to the original, even if it fails to surpass it.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The film's greatest pleasures come from Noxon's script - which puts the sexual chaos created by Farrell's attractive bloodsucker front and center - and from the performances.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Slick popcorn horror, faithful to the fun and flair of the original. The 3D works, the cast appeals, the action’s fast (but not so frightening). A decent remake – it just needs more bite.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The old "Fright Night" was both self-aware and effectively scary, and if this one seems to prefer gruesome digital effects to old-fashioned bump-in-the-night spookiness, it still succeeds in keeping the audience both tickled and anxious.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining remake of the mid-80s vampire movie that, unlike the original, hasn't got one scary moment in it.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

As in the earlier film, this one dances always at the edge of comedy. It especially has fun with the Rules of Vampire Behavior.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A steady supply of spiky humor and a game cast keep this cooking most of the way, though the pacing could have been tighter and the film seems as if it's about to end two or three times before it actually does.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

It ends up getting a surprising number of things right.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Funny and scary - and sometimes both at once - it lives up to the original, even if it fails to surpass it.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The film's greatest pleasures come from Noxon's script - which puts the sexual chaos created by Farrell's attractive bloodsucker front and center - and from the performances.

0

It WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!

Ok lets be realistic, top 5 worst Feature films of 2011 & the winner is.. Fright YAWN Night Yep it's that BAD!! why 5 stars you ask & why the SNAZZY Heading? To make you say YEAH RIGHT! This review has been Bought you by TUI

5.0
0

Not for the over thinkers

Haha really liked this film haha it was good for a laugh but you wouldn't want to over analyse it as i'm sure you could find flaws but really enjoyed but the 3d kind of a waste of time and a waste of money for the extra cost of 3d but still a great film Two thumbs up

4.0
0

A+++

Loved it, a little slow to start but it is one of the few movies that had me laughing at one point but dead quiet with suspense in others. Would recomend to all

4.0
0

Was it meant to be scary? I thought it was hilarious!

Blah start, until we meet Jerry the un-neighbourly vampire. David Tennant is brilliant as the reluctant, Peter Vincent, Vampire Slayer. Charlie is just as cute here as the geeky "kid" as he was in Star Trek. Funny movie on the whole. I enjoyed it. It was a waste of time in 3D tho. Don't think the movie exploited it.

0

Frightfully good remake.

For those who even know of the original film you will be pleased to hear this is actually quite good fun. Sure, it doesn't have the great Roddy Mcdowall or Stephen Geoffreys' hilarious portrayal of the character Evil but what it does have is a strong cast of modern actors who are clearly enjoying themselves. Colin Farrell and David Tennant are...

4.0
0

Bloody Awesome!

Way better than I expected... loads of fun! Worth watching again!

4.0
0

Not bad

David Tennant was brilliant in the role of Peter Vincent, the vampire killing/Las Vegas magician extraordinaire and he really "made the movie". Overall Fright Night was entertaining and fun, but had the unfortunate aspect of being a remake of a brilliant original which I couldn't help comparing it to and wasn't as good as.

3.0
0

Entertaining enough!

Entertainng enough movie with just the right amount of comedy and action to it. David Tennant as Peter Vincent was brilliant though the other actors boost the script too!

4.0
0

Blood Thirsty

A must see movie this halloween.Full of blood and vampires with a bit of comedy here and there. Great cast involved especially David Tennant who plays Peter Vincent. Four Stars!

4.0
0

Thank God for David Tennant

David Tennant was really the only reason I wanted to see this, and he was brilliant. Not a bad film, but nothing amazing either.

3.0
0