Trailer Watch: Fright Night

Colin Farrell is getting all sorts of chances to be evil this year. Fresh on the heels of the first look at Horrible Bosses, we get to take a look at Fright Night.

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 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.

This looks like it could be decent, though it is worrisome that not much of the humor of the original is making itself obvious here. And the fact that we don’t get even a glance at David Tennant as the Criss Angel-esque Peter Vincent is somewhat disappointing. However, director Craig Gillespie has done some great stuff, with both Lars and the Real Girl and The United States of Tara gems.

Fright Night stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant and is directed by Craig Gillespie and opens on August 19, 2011.

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  1. Written by Arkonbey
    on 2011-05-14 at 03:00

    Insert basic “Why can’t Hollywood either be original or stop f-ing with material that is already of good quality?” here.

    This looks so awful.

    As much as I like Colin Farrell, his vampire-next-door is nowhere nearly as cool as Chris Sarandon’s. Also, I think the original’s idea that even Charlie’s weirdo friend didn’t believe him was a more interesting move than the cool kid having to be convinced by the geek.

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