Fright Night
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Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all-he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right-and everyone, including Charlie's mom (Toni Collette), doesn't notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A boring revamp, with dull 3D effects, insipid teenage protagonists and only sporadically scary outbursts of neck-biting, crucifix-wielding and staking through the heart."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"A remarkably confident remake that boasts its own pleasures more often than not."
‑ William Goss,
"This creepy and well-made drama offers up a few light-hearted moments to go along with its scares."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Can a 3D horror movie be a thing of beauty? In the case of this gorgeously shot remake, the answer is "Yes!""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"...just another in a long line of needless horror remakes..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Colin Farrell's performance as Jerry is the pulsing, stakeable heart of the movie."
‑ Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"The new Dreamworks/Disney teen horror comedy, Fright Night, falls into the better-than-expected category."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Fright Night is an easily digested horror that doesn't rise above being just decent."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"Remake or not, if you're going to make a vampire movie in 2011, you'd better at least try to do something original. Something. Anything."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Just a messy reworking with no grasp on its premise or its concept."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Farrell is all darting eyes, facial ticks and macho confidence. He never goes over the top, he's not a showy actor, but he's clearly relishing his role and eating it up with abandon. He makes this a Night to remember."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Voilà! Black magic."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The script by TV writer-producer Marti Noxon is so unimaginative that people are actually called "douchebag!" in four different scenes."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Overall, this is an improvement over the 1985 version of the film, but there are still some issues with the story that needed to be worked out."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Fright Night has some rough patches, but the film is entertaining through-and-through, largely thanks to Colin Farrell's predatory performance."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
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