Sept. 18, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST
His movies are cheesy fun.
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST
Nice interview, but I'm not sure Psycho II is as good as the original, despite what QT may think...
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST
what the fuck with him running to his car, and not answering the question about the totally hilarious homoerotic (and/or gynophobic) subtext of fright night? i would have liked to hear his thoughts on that instead of the weird smash-cut to "uh thanks, my cast was brilliant." oh well, tom holland rules and both fright night AND psycho II are classics.
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST
And Diablo Cody has a festival? Damn. I mean I don't hate her as much as man other people seem to do (in fact: I don't hate her or Juno at all) but is it really that easy to get an own festival? Just write one succesfull movie?
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST
is an incredible film, nice to see the love Beaks. And the Jerry Goldsmith score is a thing of wonder.
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST
I just felt like I'd overwhelmed him at that point. Like most directors would do, he noted my interpretation and moved on. The movie should always speak for itself.
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST
by The InSneider
Beaks, that was MY idea. I love Phibes. We need Phibes. If you wanna meet up for coffee one day I'd be happy to discuss with you my own ideas for a remake. We could even write it together. I am taking applications for a writing partner...
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST
...and it's fucking superb!!!
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST
in an old video review guide, and actually quite liked it.
Sept. 18, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
In fact, it's the best film of the series. Best animatronic effects, slickest direction (by John Lafia, with an assist by regular Tim Burton cinematography Stefan Czapsky), good shocks, kick-ass Graeme Revell score, and humor that DOESN'T deflate the tension. The first Child's Play is very good, but the sequel is superior. Everything *after* that went more for yuks than "yucks".
Sept. 18, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST
As cheesy as that line is, Sarandon totally sells it. It fits perfect with the Dandridge character. I love this movie.
Sept. 18, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST
The same can't be said for about 95% of all the other Dracula/vampire remakes out there. Tom Holland helped create a true classic.
Sept. 18, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST
And I never got around to fucking the girl I brought along to fuck.
Sept. 18, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST
is one of the great screen vampires.
Sept. 18, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST
Wondering if the topic of Stephen Geoffrey's post Fright Night career in gay porn will cum up in the interview? Hmmmmmmmmm?
Sept. 18, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST
fair enough. although in this case, the interpretation in question is interesting enough (my pals and I had noticed it, too, over the years) that it would have been nice to hear tom's thoughts on it. but in any case, good interview...
Sept. 18, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST
When Fright Night II came out I enjoyed it, but it hasn't aged nearly as well as Fright Night. The last time I watched the sequel the magic just wasn't there any more. It's been a while since I've watched FN, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it as much as I did the first one the first dozen times I watched it.
Sept. 18, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST
Best Vampire flick ever
Sept. 18, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST
Beaks, your interpretation of Fright Night is awesome...(also: I might be one of the few people who unabashedly loves Year of the Dragon; if you want to see where Tarantino got decapitated head scene in Kill Bill vol.1 then check it out.)
Sept. 18, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST
Obviously people naturally have a negative perception of them though.
Sept. 18, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST
I have some affection for YEAR OF THE DRAGON, too. It's a fucked up movie, but you've got to admire its cojones (particularly in light of the charges of racial insensitivity Cimino received for THE DEER HUNTER).
Sept. 18, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST
Sept. 18, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST
lori petty in a feathered suit!
Sept. 18, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST
Fight Night had the two things I love to see in a Vampire movie. A Vampire that is interesting to watch on screen, Sarandon is perfect as your classic, old school bloodsucker. Superficial charming and intelligent, but underneath that tissue paper thin layer of refined civility is a bloodthirsty monster, both in mind and body. <p> The second thing I loved about Fright Night is it not only makes Sarandon play by the classic rules of Vampires, but weaves those rules throughout the story. Some of my favorite parts of the movie are the parts where Ragsdale and Sarandon play a chess game of "who can use the rules better" to screw with each other. <p>For me Vampires are always more interesting when you have to watch them try to survive in a world of arbitrary rules designed to make their existence almost impossible, and the different means that they come with to get around those rules.
Sept. 18, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST
I've always loved this movie, saw it when it first came out and haven't watched it for probably about 10 years. i saw this talkback and thought I'd watch it again tonight, and am glad I did, so cheers!<p>I still love this movie. its old, cheesy as hell, but stands the test of time, and I picked up on a lot of things now that I never did before.<p>The great thing about this movie is that each and every character has their own journey, and each person becomes more interesting along the way.<p>I love the catch 22 scene where the fact that Peter doesn't have faith stops the cross from working until it is actually pointed out to him. I always thought it was a bit rubbish that he gained faith so quickly, but faced with a vampire saying the same thing, I'd do so pretty quickly too!<p>I also used to fancy the actrress that played Amy, at least until she moved next door to the Bundys :D
Sept. 18, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST
by Munro Kelly
I love Fright Night. I was not happy with the bare bones DVD. I'm glad Tom Holland was able to record a commentary track, for the fans.
Sept. 18, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST
by Munro Kelly
I don't think the soundtrack get's enough credit. Every song in the movie is great. The main vampire theme "Come To Me" is awesome. I like both the insrumental version, used in the film, and the song version, on the soundtrack.
Sept. 18, 2008, 8 p.m. CST
Fright Night rocked, but the remake directed by Tim Story, and starring Jason Biggs as Brewster will be even better. Heard they are thinking of casting DMX and Method Man as the vampire and his henchman. Can't wait.
Sept. 18, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST
by Munro Kelly
My favorites were Ghostbusters 1&2, Fright Night, Back to the Future and Howard the Duck. Even if you didn't like the movie, I think you can still appreciate what Thomas Dolby did with the songs. My favorites are Thomas Dolby singing "Don't turn away", Lea thompson's version, in the fim, is good too. I also like Cherry Bomb singing the Howard the Duck theme song.
Sept. 18, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST
i would not be able to resist asking about it.
Sept. 18, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST
in the flick became even more interesting when you learned that Amanda Bearse is a lesbian. and with Roddy in the mix, it becomes a great, fun, well made horror movie with layer upon layer of gay. which is awesome. no wonder i always liked Fright Night.
Sept. 18, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST
Fright Night was a hilarious movie.
Sept. 18, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST
Still recall seeing Fright Night when i was 16 with my buddies on a sold out showing on a Saturday night. What a great movie to watch with a rowdy crowd.
Sept. 18, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST
Came out a few years after fright night. any one else did that movie? That little pizza noids dude were so cool.
Sept. 18, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST
also an article posted about it this month on Bthroughz.com; I guess its just that film's time to shine. <p> Yeah, definitely a lot of gay going on in that film...maybe not as much as Freddy's Revenge...but a lot. I wonder how that Q&A is going to hold up...
Sept. 19, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST
Even the plot synopsis smells of plagarism. Sad day when Kevin Sorbo takes a paycheck to play a poor man's Peter Vincent.
Sept. 19, 2008, 6 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
that really says all you need to know about him
Sept. 19, 2008, 6:04 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
and Child's play 3 is meant to be straight Horror. It's just unwatchable shit. At least Bride and Spawn were funny (albeit that's mostly down to Jennifer Tilly).
Sept. 19, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST
Can't wait for the remake.
Sept. 19, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST
I love that line, and Sarandon rocked in this flick. I think this was one of the few, if any, times I've seen belief in god playing a part in a vampire flick. Usually they just hold up two sticks and GAHHHHHHHH!
Sept. 19, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST
Tarantino only prefers psycho 2 because, as a de palma fan, he feels he has to trash hitchcock. but psycho 2 was a surprisingly clever sequel, and far better than it had any right to be coming 20 years after the esteemed original.
Sept. 19, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST
He discusses why he passed on part 2, Tom Holland having the actors write character histories, fighting with Roddy McDowall and eating bad clams and throwing up all over Brewster's room... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrfP72xufgg
Sept. 19, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST
by The Amazing G
I really do
Sept. 19, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST
Love this film and always will. But I do remember reeling in disgust after watching 10 minutes of Fright Night Part 2
Sept. 19, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST
But "Langoliers" is unwatchably, indefensibly horrible. Don't know what he was smokin on that one. Of course, the original short story/ novella was also pretty damn stupid... there probably wasn't really any way to save it without radical, fundamental changes. Oh well, he gets a free pass for the awesome of Fright Night alone. Go Beaks!
Sept. 20, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST
...NO WAY that this: "Horror fans really connect to Evil Ed. He's their surrogate. And I think that's one of the biggest reasons why FRIGHT NIGHT has such a devoted following" was true. Because it's false on so many levels! I was a horror maniac and never saw Evil as nothing more than a loser. The guy was annoying as Hell and when he explains to Charlie how you kill a vampire with the movie props you almost feel like he doesn't know that much about it, he's just somebody "that finds shit fun, that's another of those shit". I was identifying with Charlie all the way because not only he was this sweet kid but you believed everything he was doing. No wink wink look "i'm good-looking" like the young leading men of today. And if someone identified more with Evil then that person missed one great movie. I must say though, that the scene in the alley with Evil and Dandrige was fantastic. So scary. What do you do when the Devil ask you to join him willingly "or it's gonna hurt"?
Sept. 20, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST
The first film was a classic, and despite the second installment being rather horrid, I'm still holding out hope that they will do a part 3 instead of a remake. It could easily have its focus around either a daughter or son of Charlie Brewster (but named in tribute to Peter Vincent). This would allow the surviving cast members to play minor roles, and could legitimately show contrasts between old horror films and the high-tech/information approach that any of today's teens would use to handle such threats. The fan base (and potential for reaching at least two distinctly different demographic markets) is already there. In addition to that, moving forward would give the writers more flexibility to design some new central characters without having to deal with any inevitable comparisons to how they'd script characters we've already seen. By the way... does anyone know what caused the recent re-make attempt to get shelved?