I’m a big fan of old horror movies, or anything 1990 and below generally speaking. Some stuff after 90 is okay, like the Dawn of the Dead remake and The Mist, but I usually like to stick with the stuff I grew up watching. The original Fright Night is one I like to regularly pop into the DVD player on a Friday night (Evil Dead II, Return of the Living Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street III, and Hellraiser I & II are a few others on my list) while I sit here at my Mac working (’cause I got no money or confidence to get a date). I’m not saying the original Fright Night is a great movie, it’s not, but because I like it so much I don’t know how much I really want to see a remake of it. Even after watching the trailer for the new one, I’m still not sure I want to see it. Here’s a synopsis for it in case you’re not familiar with the story:
Teenager Charley Brewster (Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (Tennant), the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian.
I just watched it a couple times (via BleedingCool.com), honestly, I don’t know how impressed with it I was. It seemed to have a torture porn type vibe to it with the victims being locked in cells until the vampire’s feeding time (watch the trailer below, you’ll see what I’m talking about). In the original, the vampire, Jerry, seemed to seduce his victims, not just lock them up and store them away… plus you had the added bonus of seeing one of his victims topless. I bet you don’t get to see one bare boob in this one!
What the hell is wrong with horror movies now days? It’s all sadistic bullshit and no titties! They take all the fun outta’em! Of course I could be wrong about this one; I’ve only seen a trailer. Still, I just don’t have a good feeling about it. And where the hell was Tennant? I am kind of curious to see how he plays the Peter Vincent roll. Anyhow, check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. I’ve a quarter left of zinfandel in this bottle, and I’m damn determined to finish it. So check out the trailer below… wait I think I already said that. Fuck it, just watch it.