‘Fright Night’ Clips Hint At A Dark Vampire Tale

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Director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Marti Noxon are ready to correct the notion that pretty boy vampires are sensitive Gary Stus with their Fright Night remake, which arrives in theaters this week.

Previous trailers, TV spots, and footage from the supernatural horror romp have been big on playing it up as the anti-Twilight, in virtually every way possible. However, we’ve yet to see much of the potty-mouthed humor and comedy the film promises to deliver – on top of the gruesome vampire violence.

Three new Fright Night clips have been released online; not surprisingly, they’re short on laughs and scares, which are (hopefully) being saved for the actual movie. They do affirm what we’ve suspected all along, though – that Anton Yelchin is the everyman meant to ground all the madness; Colin Farrell and David Tennant look to be having fun as an evil bloodsucker and vain Vegas showman/vampire hunter; and while Imogen Poots’ character basically amounts to eye candy, she’s at least a bit more involved with the plot than your average damsel-in-distress.

With that said: Check out the newest clips from Fright Night below:

One part of Fright Night that’s not been played up heavily in the marketing is the 3D aspect. That’s presumably in part because of recent indications that moviegoers are becoming tired with the format, due to the higher ticket price and the large number of recent 3D tentpole releases that weren’t even shot in the format to begin with (see: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Green Lantern,¬†etc.). The 3D effect becomes less appealing when seemingly EVERY movie has it.

Fright Night was actually shot in 3D, but the murky visuals glimpsed so far don’t really seem like ripe material to be viewed in that format. However, early word out of Comic-Con 2011 pegged the 3D aspect of Fright Night as being pretty good; also, Gillespie and his technical crew seem to have done a decent job of shooting the film’s many night-set or darkly-lit scenes,without making things pitch-black in regular 2D. That was a problem that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (which was also shot in 3D) suffered from.

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So long as Fright Night is ghoulish fun – and not a muddled bore – all that shouldn’t matter too much. Plus, it would give us more reason to look forward to Gillespie and Noxon’s next joint effort: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Fright Night will hit 2D and 3D screens around the U.S. this Friday, August 19th.

Source: DreamWorks

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  1. I remember seeing the original Fright Night on HBO late one night and it scared the bejesus out of me lol! Since then its become one of my favorite movies. Hoping this one will be just as good. One thing to be said about all of these remakes is aside from slicker production some of them do hit the mark.

  2. I sure think this one will be better than the original. It was alright, but very boring and not that scary.

  3. I and some friends were lucky enough to see an advance screening of this film and it was very, very good. Lots of scares and laughs. The trailers don’t do it justice and the 3-d was excellent!

  4. Last week I was lucky enough to see Final Destination 5 and Fright Night in promo screenings. To tell you honestly I was not expecting much from this film and after watching FD5 I wasn’t sure if this film was going to entertain me as much. I was glad to say I was wrong.

    Having never seen the original I cannot directly compare the two nor should I want to as I believe each film should be able to stand alone on itself solid whatever its title maybe and the fans of previous installments it may have. The film has an alright start and may feel rushed to get onto the vampire adventure conflict but then the film becomes steady pacing with lots of scares and laughs for the audience.
    This meaning that although the film tries to create its own horror story paying tributes to the classics in terms of music and predictable staging of characters and events it still manages to sneak in a few jumps and tenses suspenseful moments than outright horror and make fun of itself and the genre.

    This film definitely stands against the twilight pop culture but does not feel the need to go the gory/bloodier riskier side of True Blood. It is able to satisfy the audience with suitable humor that one may expect in an R rating. The cast was perfect in comedic timing especially Colin Farrell and David Tennant. Anton Yelchin did also a satisfactory job in his role as the average ever day kid who summons up the courage and confidence needed to face the monster. Some plot points seem obvious/predictable and/or lazy but in the end the film gives the audience, at least the audience I was with, what it promises: a good old fashion popcorn movie date for a few laughs along with some decent action/thriller story.

    On the 3D it was good in the moments in which it was utilized in and for the remainder of the movie was not a distraction and we can actually see through dark scenes unlike say PotC: Stranger Tides. This is a fun movie for those who just want to have a good time at the movies. It is not provocative as lets say Rise of the Planet of the Apes but it will be suitable distraction for those who want to just let the suspension of disbelief take over for a while.
    3.5 out of 5 stars

  5. Since I watched this movie trailer I really really want to watch it !!!!!