Fright Night

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Fright Night is a 3D horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. The film is a remake of the 1985 Tom Holland cult classic of the same name that starred Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell and is about a teenager who is convinced his neighbor is a vampire. The cast includes Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette.

Fright Night estimated budget is $17,000,000

Fright Night estimated budget is $17,000,000

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) 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 (Colin Farrell) 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 (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice.

After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighbourhood. 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.

Though Fright Night is set in Las Vegas, where late-night activity is not viewed as out of the ordinary, filming took place in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Los Angeles.

DreamWorks Studios produced the movie in association with Gaeta Rosenzweig Films and Michael De Luca Productions with executive producers Ray Angelic, Lloyd Ivan Miller, Michael Gaeta and Josh Bratman. Marti Noxon wrote the screenplay.

Review Summary

2.6 out of 5
Actors
3 out of 5
Story
3.9 out of 5
Timeless value
3.17 Average 3.17 out of 5