Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fright Night (2011)

Director: Craig Gillespie. Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. 106 min. Rated R. Horror/Comedy.

Remake of a 1985 original. High-school kid (Yelchin) becomes suspicious that his neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire. Nothing deep there, but I dare you show me a vampire flick that isn't entertaining. Would've appreciated if the neighbor's identity was kept a mystery in the beginning (as in the Swedish Let the Right One In, or its American remake, Let Me In), but that structure probably would've missed many comedic opportunities presented here. By the way, maybe Farrell isn't such a bad actor after all - his "Jerry the Vampire" is quite menacing. Or maybe vampires are just great villains.

Best quote: "F---en eBay!!!"

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