‘Fright Night’ Scares Up Frights

Let me start out by saying that films are out of my expertise, I am an in your face gamer.  However, I was fortunate enough to attend an advance screening of the film in 3-D.  I would much rather see a film the regular way not only do I think 3-D is stupid but it’s a waste of money but again it was free, so who am I to argue.  Fright Night is a remake of the 1985 Tom Holland film of the same name.  Not seeing the original I really wasn’t sure what to expect all I knew was that I did not want to see any glittery vampires (sorry Mary). 




I will admit I have seen plenty of vampire films in my day; From Dusk Till Dawn, Blade, Underworld, and yes, Twilight, but I knew I wanted something different out of this film and I think it delivered.

The action starts out right away with a kid running out of his room and you can tell he is being followed.  He begins to run upstairs and sees that his parents have been murdered by bites on their necks.  For the record, I never understood why people would stay in an enclosed area when being chased.  Open the door and go outside for the love of God, I know it’s a stressful situation but come on keep your head, man.  Anyways the creature follows him upstairs and finds him lying under his parents’ bed and makes him the third victim of the night. Cue the opening credits.

Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is a nerdy kid who notices disappearances in his neighborhood and tries to convince his ex-best friend Charlie (Anton Yelchin) that Charlie’s neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) is a vampire.  Charlie is skeptical of Ed’s accusations because Charlie had just erased his nerd status and was part of the in crowd now and has an amazingly hot girlfriend Amy (Imogen Poots).  Charlie’s skepticism is soon erased as Ed goes missing and Charlie starts observing Jerry’s routines more closely.  The moment that Jerry is a vampire becomes apparent to Charlie after he breaks into Jerry’s house to look for a female that he brought home.  Charlie stumbles upon a trap door and sees Jerry’s victim.  While trying to help her Charlie hears Jerry coming into the room and has to hide and is able to witness Jerry bite into the victims’ neck.

After Charlie confirms that Jerry is a vampire he seeks the help of a Las Vegas star named Peter Vincent (David Tennant) who is known as an expert on vampires.  You come to realize that Peter isn’t exactly reliable and is more of a drunken collector than an expert.  Charlie realizes that he will have to take on his neighbor by himself and the battle then ensues.

I would go into more detail about what happens but then that would take away the point of you going to see the film.  I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a good movie this summer.  If you are a vampire fan then this is a must see.





2 Responses to “‘Fright Night’ Scares Up Frights”

  1. Mary

    I got to see the Fright Night panel at Comic Con this year, ever since I have been excited to see it so when Patrick offered me tix to an advance screening I was there!
    I agree don’t waste your money on the 3D. This was a fun movie,I laughed a lot. And Colin was a cool Vampire, even though he didn’t sparkle!

    Good job Patrick!

  2. Tina

    I loved the first one, (I remember when it came out), so I am excited to see this one and oh yeah, can’t wait to drool over Colin Farrell.