Friday, May 13, 2011

Fright Night!

Happy Friday the 13th! Today is a perfect day for a horror movie! Fright Night (1985) is one of my favorite vampire movies. It's a bit quirky and it's a lot of fun to watch. The special effects are awesome, especially for the 80s! Chris Sarandan is perfect as the sexy, arrogant, seductive, and insanely evil vampire, Jerry Dandrige. He is what makes Fright Night so fantastic to watch!

Fright Night is about a teenager, Charley Brewster, who discovers that his new suave next door neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is an evil vampire.  However, nobody will believe Charley's insistent warnings against him. Jerry becomes enraged by Charley's actions against him and begins to stalk him, threatening to kill him. Charley quickly realizes that in order to survive, he must destroy the vampire as soon as possible. Unsure of what to do next, Charley decides to track down Peter Vincent, the ex-TV horror movie host of his favorite TV show, 'Fright Night.' Although he Peter doesn't really believe that vampires exist, he agrees to help Charley out. Will the two be able to murder the vampire before he murders them first? Watch to find out!

I noticed a few or so months ago that Fright Night has been remade and it is set to be released on August 19, 2011 in the United States. The trailer for it was released today and I'm disappointed because of how glossy they made it. I'm not sure that the remake is going to live up to the greatness of the original. If it was awesome before, why go and remake it into crap? It's just not right! I've posted both the 1985 and 2011 trailers for Fright Night below.


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