DreamWorks Pictures’ remake of the 1985 horror comedy has Colin Farrell substituting for Chris Sarandon as the vampire-next-door. At least the Fright Night remake exchanges sexy for sexy.
Starring: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, and Toni Collette [full cast list under the ‘Cast’ tab]Directed By: Craig Gillespie
Release Date: August 19, 2011
Genres: Horror, action, drama
MPAA Rating: R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references
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Official Synopsis: 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 evil.