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I have to be honest with you, I set out to hate it for many reasons, including:
(1) The original was so well cast
(2) I usually HATE remakes
(3) I always figure 3D means it will totally rely on special effects
and lastly (4) I'm a total horror movie genre lover, but as a result I'm also a horror movie snob (yes I said it!)
So now I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised because:
|David Tennant portraying Peter Vincent, Fright Night|
Colin Farrell however is another story, he provided comic relief, but I'm not sure that he was always supposed to be doing so. He turned out to be my unpleasant surprise of the movie, his performance is a bit one dimensional, so I'm thinking it's a good thing there was some 3D. I'm not a big Twilight film lover but to date I honestly thought Robert Pattinson was the worst ever film vampire, but now I'm thinking it's Colin Farrell (he's definitely a fail as a Vamp and no flames here Twilight lovers, Vampires should not have 'twinkling' skin!!!). I'm also not a huge Toni Collette fan, so I wasn't super thrilled to see her cast as the mom, but she's 'dealable'.
After seeing this movie, I'm still not convinced that the original really needed to be re-made, but in all fairness, it really wasn't AS bad as I thought, or as bad as some of the early reviews made it seem. If you are a die-hard fan of the original Fright Night, you may not be thrilled with the re-make, but if you go into it with an open mind, you can get some good laughs. And if you never saw the original and are just taking this one at face value, you'll probably enjoy it!
FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. No monetary compensation has been received. I attended a NYC Press Screening of Fright Night. I am under no obligation to post. However, I am truly a horror movie buff! :-)