Fright Night (2011)

Fright Night
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Strong horror violence

Director: Craig Gillespie
Actors: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco

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.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 100mins
Origin: UNITED STATES
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Member Reviews (46)

RachiRach
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I am afraid to say it was a pretty poor remake of the original. Acting by Colin Farrell was very average. Not his best performance by a mile. Still it was worth watching once.
Posted Tuesday, 4 February 2014 See my other reviews
Lloyd
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An awesome remake not only smooths over the flaws in the Original but also takes a new path switching roles and comes out better for it. Acting is 1st rate and the comedy and horror is nicely balanced. Quite graphic but brilliant effects.
Posted Monday, 1 July 2013 See my other reviews
Hayesy
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A good bit of entertainment. I love Colin
Posted Saturday, 23 March 2013 See my other reviews
james
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when i first saw this i thought it was alright but i just saw the original. this movie is pathetic in comparison to the original. check out the original!
Posted Tuesday, 26 February 2013 See my other reviews
ghamgarry
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Both version of this movie suck?
Posted Wednesday, 13 February 2013 See my other reviews
Lyndall
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I was surprised by the top line cast in a vampire movie so thought it worth a look. Funny and moderately entertaining even though the outcome was a no brainer.
Posted Wednesday, 23 January 2013 See my other reviews
Annie S
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A piece of rubbish. Really. Poor acting (yes even Toni Collette's go at it) and ridiculous script. The only quality was the acting by the charismatic and creepy main Dracula character.
Posted Saturday, 29 December 2012 See my other reviews
Denise
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Same silly story line but I like the actors so this was ok
Posted Sunday, 23 December 2012 See my other reviews
Brilliant! I loved it. Scary and funny at the same time
Posted Saturday, 27 October 2012 See my other reviews
John
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This was ok, not terrible, not great. Some eye-candy here and there, a coupla funny lines, a coupla ok performances. One thing: I cant help but think that Simon Baker is one of the only Aussies to have authentic-sounding american accents. So few of them really get it right... imo including Toni Collette, but thats an aside. 2/5
Posted Wednesday, 12 September 2012 See my other reviews
I didn't expect this to be good but it was really really bad. I couldn't finish it. Too obvious and no suspense whatsoever.
Posted Monday, 10 September 2012 See my other reviews
TRACEY
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SORRY NO WAY DOES IT LIVE UP TOTHE ORIGINAL BIG MISS
Posted Saturday, 18 August 2012 See my other reviews
Janice
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After so many other Vampire movies this movie held its own against them. I enjoyed this and the main 400 year old Vampire, HOT.
Posted Saturday, 28 July 2012 See my other reviews
Kazza
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Nah, not that great, these vampire movies are getting I suppose, similar. But still watched till end, wouln't re-watch unless nothing to see and a rainy day.
Posted Friday, 27 July 2012 See my other reviews
Robert
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A very "run of the mill" vampire with no surprises. Too many good movies available to waste time with the likes of this one
Posted Thursday, 5 July 2012 See my other reviews
Scotchmick
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Colin Farrell was perfectly cast and David Tennant was perfect channeling Russel Brand. The guy from kick ass Mintz plass or whatever his name is was sadly wasted though. Not as good as the original but still worth a watch.
Posted Thursday, 21 June 2012 See my other reviews
Kowal
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I noticed Marti Noxon was one of the consultants on this (from Buffy and Angel behind-the-scenes fame). It's set in Las Vegas so had a few nightscapes littered throughout the movie which were pretty impressive. On the down side, the film has a seriously impoverished storyline. Acting was OK...good pop-corn/mind-off movie, I suppose.
Posted Wednesday, 6 June 2012 See my other reviews
Noel
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I agree with some other reviewers, Light horror-comedy. Quite enjoyable.
Posted Sunday, 6 May 2012 See my other reviews
brony
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lame lame lame
Posted Monday, 23 April 2012 See my other reviews
mintiegirl
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Good horror-comedy.
Posted Sunday, 22 April 2012 See my other reviews
Steph
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Dark and Funny.
Posted Friday, 13 April 2012 See my other reviews
Marg
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I really enjoyed this film and certainly no-where near the worst horror movie I've seen. Pretty good cast, especially David Tennant, who shines at everything he seems to do. Good fun.
Posted Monday, 9 April 2012 See my other reviews
Kendall
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Stupid vampire movie, not at all interesting!
Posted Friday, 30 March 2012 See my other reviews
mundtb
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Colin Farell played a very good part as the sexy and mysterious vampire.
Posted Thursday, 29 March 2012 See my other reviews
Goldie78
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When I saw the trailer for this I almost didn't watch the movie - the trailer does it no favours! It's not amazing, but it's entertaining and not bad for a bit of a silly horror movie.
Posted Monday, 26 March 2012 See my other reviews
Guru Greg
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Not a bad remake. Colin Farrell as a vampire, yeah it works. He saves the movie really. The original which I saw wasn't a great movie. I am not sure why we needed a remake of Fright night. Hulloooo anyone out there with original ideas??? Do not waste your money, its a very ordinary movie, apart from Colin Farrell.
Posted Sunday, 18 March 2012 See my other reviews
kimbo
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A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire. Corny but watchable. Popcorn movie
Posted Thursday, 15 March 2012 See my other reviews
Paul
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Never seen the original, I got this to see former Doctor Who David Tennant spread his acting wings. He was suitably Tennantish so I was happy. As for vampires...whatever. Is anyone even scared of them anymore. It's not exposure to sunlight that will eventually kill vampires, it's over-exposure to the consuming public in movies, television and junk young adult novels.
Posted Friday, 9 March 2012 See my other reviews
Azz
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A vampire movie sticking to the original roots - blood, crosses, wooden stakes and not to mention plenty of pretty faces. Has a good pace to the story and its definately a no brainer. A good watch when there's least expectations of it.
Posted Tuesday, 6 March 2012 See my other reviews
gemma
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teenager movie. boy movie
Posted Sunday, 4 March 2012 See my other reviews
Jon H
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Average. If Colin Farrell wasn't such a damned good actor, his hypnotic, tongue in cheek creepiness lifting the whole film, I would have given it one star. Farrell fans, and curious fans of the original, only. Everyone else will be bored sh****ss.
Posted Saturday, 3 March 2012 See my other reviews
Sandie
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Enjoyed this movie, better than the original.
Posted Tuesday, 28 February 2012 See my other reviews
Kathy
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Loved it, Colin is eye candy and great to see the original vampire makeing a cameo appearance!!!!!! Who else picked up on it. Better story line than the original. Must see the original for all the new kids out there...
Posted Tuesday, 21 February 2012 See my other reviews
drew
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Didn't see the original, don't need to. I don't like Farrel except in 'in Bruges" but he played this frightening part well. Worth a watch.
Posted Wednesday, 15 February 2012 See my other reviews
cat
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garbage
Posted Wednesday, 15 February 2012 See my other reviews
Matthew B.
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Colin Farrell plays a good role. Hot cast. Good effects.
Posted Saturday, 11 February 2012 See my other reviews
debstew
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It was ok, but a bit corny and predictable. I like murder mystery movies, British Detective series or movies, more suspense.
Posted Friday, 10 February 2012 See my other reviews
andrea
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enjoyed this even if it was just to watch Colin Farrell
Posted Friday, 10 February 2012 See my other reviews
jtbug
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Pretty average. I was expecting more from this: more laughs, more scares.
Posted Thursday, 9 February 2012 See my other reviews
Klkm
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Loved this movie!! Colin Farrell plays a great vampire but Christopher Mintz-Plasse was REALLY good in this movie! This movie is sooo entertaining, funny at times and has it's fair share of scary moments. Definitely recommend!!!
Posted Wednesday, 8 February 2012 See my other reviews
Ann E.
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As much as I love the 'Twilght Saga' it was nice not to have 'vegetarian' vampires and 'inprinting' werewolves this time and go back to see a good old neck biting vampire sink his teeth into the helpless love interest of the 'hero' of the story. My Husband still rolled his eyes and started the age old discussion on why women always find vampires so romantic, appealing and handsome? ? ? ? ? If you like vampire movies you will love this one.
Posted Sunday, 5 February 2012 See my other reviews
Jade Simpson
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I loved this movie. David Tennant from Dr Who, the kid from KickAss, and Colin Farrell. Awesome effects, great movie, not too gory, just right. Cool!
Posted Tuesday, 31 January 2012 See my other reviews
Bec
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Same as Michelle below if you like vampire movies you will enjoy this. I enjoyed this movie maybe because I havent seen the original and because Im obsessed with David tennant who plays a character although very different to his old dr who character. It is very funny which benefits those that don't like full on horrors. I recommend this movie to everyone
Posted Tuesday, 31 January 2012 See my other reviews
joffa
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first 66% (1 hr) boring & very slow. Did warm up after that. Definitely not as good as original. Remakes are becoming more & more tedious. recomend watching the original for full effect of intended entertainment viewing
Posted Tuesday, 31 January 2012 See my other reviews
disappointed
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Maybe it's just me, but remakes are inviting comparison. Compared with the original I couldn't help but think: the music's not as good; the script is not good; the locations are not good, etc. etc. This one was not shot on film - the original was shot in beautiful 35mm anamorphic. Nice that there was a salute to Chris Sarandon (he played the excellent vampire in the original) who was given a cameo. I think Brad Fiedel's musical teeth were really getting sharp when he did the score for the original - I think there're a few salutes to Fiedel in this score, but only, it seems, as if to say, "I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!" I would not recommend this remake to you if you've seen - and really enjoyed - the original! And if you haven't seen the (1985) original yet, I can't imagine recommending this remake to you either.
Posted Tuesday, 31 January 2012 See my other reviews
MichelleB
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If ya like vampires you'll enjoy it, colin is good to watch too along with our aussie toni collete
Posted Saturday, 28 January 2012 See my other reviews