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Our First FRIGHT NIGHT Remake Trailer!!

Merrick here...

IGN has our first trailer for the much-discussed and frequently unwanted remake of Tom Holland's FRIGHT NIGHT

The trailer appears via the embed below.  Colin Farrell looks like he might work out pretty well in the Jerry Dandridge/vampire next door role - but still no sign of David Tennant as Peter Vincent? Perhaps he's not a significant a character in this iteration compared to the 1985 version?

Here's a relatively fresh pic of Tennant as Vincent, which originates at iamrogue


Here's the trailer...




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  • May 13, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Nick

  • May 13, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Needs more Tennant

    by pikazerox

  • May 13, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Kinda looking forward to this...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Colin's innate dickheadedness looks like it will really work for the character.

  • May 13, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    needs more nnnyyyyyyeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhh

    by Nick

  • May 13, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    This does look cool!!

    by david starling

    And Colin Farrell actually looks like he's having fun!! I might check this out!!

  • May 13, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    You can never beat the original --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- but I do like the desert/Las Vegas setting.

  • May 13, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    the original wasn't that good

    by Nick

    it's cult status is undeserved...

  • May 13, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    No Tennant in the trailer?

    by Jose Araica

    Thats pretty much all i've been waiting to see. oh well at least we got a whole bunch of Mclovin shots.....

  • May 13, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Roddy McDowell would be turning in his grave...

    by marineboy

    This reboot already smells of inferiority, with echoes of True Blood etc YAWNNNN!!! ...and where the hell is Roddy/Tennant? He was central to the last movie - now the role is some eccentric cameo that features in a nanosecond of the trailer??? Goodnight Hollywood :s

  • May 13, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Actually looks pretty badass

    by David Salas

  • May 13, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Fright Night EXTREEEEEEME = fuck you, Hollywood.

    by DickBallsworth

    All the stupidity of remake-itis with none of the subtlety of the original. THESE MOVEI WILL MAKE MILION OF DOLLAR!!1

  • May 13, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST



    I can't even get the damn thing to play.

  • May 13, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    The trailer felt a little..

    by Alincia

    disjointed? I'm not sure, I didn't care for the editing of it. And I was most looking forward to seeing a sneak peek of what Tennant did with Vincent. Ah well, either way, I'm gonna go see it.

  • May 13, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST



    It doesn't look as bad as I feared but, well, it didn't really need to be FRIGHT NIGHT, did it? You could write any story you want about a guy living next door to a vampire, and you wouldn't have to use the same name as that classic 80's horror movie. And where the fuck is David Tennant in that trailer???

  • May 13, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I agree 100%.

  • May 13, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    And this looks fucking awesome. And I don't get excited about remakes.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

  • May 13, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    so it‘s Rear Window

    by quintana007

    with lame ass cgi

  • May 13, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Colin Farrell seems to have gotten his shit together recently


    I barely even realized that it was him in the HORRIBLE BOSSES trailer, but he looked like one of the highlights of that movie. And his work here looks equally impressive. I guess the break from being in every movie ever has done him some good.

  • May 13, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    It can't be Vegas...

    by Cold_V

    ...because our Peter Vincent was Count Cool Rider (the biker-vampire-Elvis), who can now be seen as Danny from Count's Kustoms on Pawn Stars.

  • May 13, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Looks shit

    by Spanish Eddie

    Why can't they just come up with a new concept? There is nothing cool about movies anymore. Sad really.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Just change the title...wishful thinking :)

    by Shaun1138

    I was a teen when the original was released. I loved it then and still do now. This version of the story doesn't seem to be much like the original at all. Why not give it a different title? The original wasn't that huge of a success, so does the study really think name recognition is going to pack the seats? I think not.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    How the fuck do you marginalize Peter Vincent??

    by IndustryKiller!

    The Charlie/Peter dynamic is clearly the best one in the film, and the trailer makes it look like he's not even in the movie. Moreover, you've got David Tennant, one of the most charismatic actors working today, playing him and yet.....nothing? As a remake this looks like the most pointless exercise in cinema since the remake craze began.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I like it!

    by torontoxic

    That looks better than the original. It does.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    ok, so it's not a comedy-horror movie anymore?

    by Darth_Kaos

    But for what it's worth, it looks good as a stand alone, but with the same title. And no Peter Vincent? Looks like an action movie. However, they do like to make different trailers. So, I assume this is the case. The next one will have more of a comic twist with Peter me thinks! The original kicks ass tho.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Aren't trailers brilliant

    by blah

    Good job they didnt show all the good bits in the trailer. Hate it when that happens

  • May 13, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Cold_V, it would have been awesome if the filmmakers did that research

    by IndustryKiller!

    And incorporated that kind of character into the film. But no, they use Kris Angel, cause somehow that makes more sense...

  • May 13, 2011, 2:10 p.m. CST

    This film needed

    by Shalako

    James Woods as Peter Vincent. Yeah, suh-kuh. Sho deeyid.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS!!!

    by lecter1914

    It kind of had me in the beginning but the moment the whole house/gasline thing happened I was ready to smash my computer. The first one works because its subtle. No one is supposed to believe Charlie(not going to comment on Evil Ed being the one who knows hes a vampire). And where is Peter Vincent??? Charlie is not a badass, he's a bit of a pussy which is why he runs to Vincent in the first place. And his girlfriend isnt supposed to be hot...WTF!!!

  • May 13, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Is it a problem that its not in the least bit scary?

    by dahveed1972

    Was the original scary? Cant remember.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    And I agree that there isnt much humor in it

    by dahveed1972

    True dat

  • May 13, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    the serious stuff comes across allright, but there's barely any humor

    by George Newman

    the original had fun with the 'horror' and the comedy. the movie's barely a thriller but it's a silly enough time. hopefully this won't be a Waste of time.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    AT LEAST 40 min...

    by Han_Hit_Period

    Of David Tennant screen time or GTFO

  • May 13, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Totally agree Industrykiller!


    "The Charlie/Peter dynamic is clearly the best one in the film" Yes "you've got David Tennant, one of the most charismatic actors working today, playing him and yet.....nothing?" Yes! "As a remake this looks like the most pointless exercise in cinema since the remake craze began." YES!

  • May 13, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Well...that didn't look too bad...

    by sonnyfern

    Hmph...and I was ready to hate the fuck out of this..

  • May 13, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Is that a Howie Scream early in the trailer?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Hehe. Either that, or they borrowed the Tie Fighter sound from STAR WARS.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    this is basically Hollywood cashing in.........

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    .....on the vampire craze sparked by Twilight and True Blood. Who knows, maybe it'll actually be decent though.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Total garbage.

    by Roketopunch

    This film looks like shit. Colin Farrell is a crappy actor. He doesn't emanate anything frightening. The original is a classic. Fuck this film. I won't watch this cash grab.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I hate it less than I wanted to.

    by Mechasheeva

    I'm saying that even with a complete lack of David Tennant in the trailer. It looks less like a remake and more like a complete reimagining, which I guess is better than a limp shot-for-shot update. Looks like they use McLovin pretty well, at least. But c'mon... David Tennant proved himself in Dr. Who to be a very capable actor, one who could be on the way to stardom if he plays his cards right. This probably isn't that role for him, but I want this flick to succeed only so that he can go on to make tons of money and lots of great movies.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Tennant IS in the trailer.

    by smackfu

    He's the one who looks exactly like David Tennant.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    To the folks complaning about changes:

    by Robert79797979

    If you want a shot-for-shot remake, go watch Gus Van Sant's Psycho or go watch the original version of movies. Remakes are NOT the exact same movie again. That would be a waste of money.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Wow an un creative trailer for a remake..shocking

    by alienindisguise

    looks like boring teenage bullshit.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    bad trailer

    by slickerynodes

    it's so not cool brewster. stop showing me the opening, middle and end in every trailer. what ever happened to a shot of blood flowing out of elevator doors as your trailer? i need to be intrigued enough to want to see the beginnning, middle and end. he yelled to the sky.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    A comedy-horror film that's not funny or scary?

    by Jaster

    Hmmmmm, yeah just looks like a tremendous waste of time for all involved. Fuckin' McLovin' for Evil? PBBBBBT! What horseshit! The original is awesome. I try not to hate Farrell with a passion...I really do. It would help matters if the only role he ever did that was worth a shit was his first in Minority Report. Oh I'm sure he did plenty of little bullshit jobs before then but that's when we all first saw him. I guess it was a fluke.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit but....

    by lecter1914

    anyone know the song at the end of the trailer?

  • May 13, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Looks like shit.

    by KilliK

    not surprises here.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I saw tennant

    by IamHERE

    Wasnt he the character in the pool with the black hair that drops that gothic cross in the water? Only one i saw in preview that had black long hair. Aside from that I think its going to be ok, and Colin will rock as the vampire.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Ok, Tennant is in one brief shot at 2:10....I think

    by IndustryKiller!

    That's him right? He's not in Kriss Angel drag though, which makes sense given that Peter Vincent is supposed to be a huge fake. Seriously though, Fright Night is literally my favorite horror film of all time, and the only reason I would ever consider watching this is to see Tennant doing something besides Dr. Who, so he better be PROMINENT.

  • May 13, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Netflix it.

    by johnnybronto

    ...because if you watch enough movies, it's cheaper than Redbox. :)

  • May 13, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Why do we have to watch an ad before a trailer?

    by Carl's hat

    Because everything is about money these days. It's like having ad breaks on QVC. By the way, this film looks half decent. Still half bullshit though, and thanks for stealing Las Vegas from "The Night Stalker". (still by far the best vampire movie ever made; that's right I said EVER).

  • May 13, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    How the fuck is the original "awesome"???

    by NightArrows

    I mean, it has it's charms, and I have a nostalgic love for it, but it's ANYTHING but "awesome"...

  • May 13, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    The most important thing I got from this....

    by shran

    is that the NFL and players union need to get their heads out of their ass so I can watch football on Sundays. The first Fright Night did absolutely nothing for me. I expect a similar result from this one. And how long are Checkov and the Red Mist going to be playing high school kids? How old are they in real time?

  • May 13, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Tennant is there...

    by Mo_Rephus

    Right around 2:09...blink and you'll miss him.

  • May 13, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    Wow, looks suprisingly good.

    by stu_pickles

    Major Disturbia vibe but still and I've never seen the original so no qualms there.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Nightarrows, you bet your ass the original is awesome.

    by IndustryKiller!

    And yes I've seen it recently. It's got great actors kicking ass in a character driven horror comedy with loads of style and heart. It might not look expensive, but it also rises above camp with some genuinely incredible make-up effects and an awesome third act. Great film.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    If you were going to break into a vampire's house...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...would you do it at fuckin' NIGHT?!?! HELLLOOOOOO?!?!?!

  • May 13, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Actually looks pretty good. Also I've never seen the original.

    by Datascream

    Nor do I intend too. Fuck your cult bullshit.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    The original really wasn't that "funny"

    by sonnyfern

    There's not a lot of jokes in it, I think people remember the comedy coming from it just because it was such a goddamn fun and entertaining movie, but it really didn't go for too many laughs.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST



  • Creepy as hell. I have no idea how they could ever top that in this film.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    re: carls hat

    by Ingeld

    I agree with you about the original Night Stalker movie. I don't think too many of the whipper-snappers who come here had even seen or heard of it They should re-make that for the big screen. Besides the great Darrin McGavin, it had Carol Linley and Barry Atwater as the vampire; he BTW was the actor that played Surak in "The Savage Curtain" Star Trek TOS.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Wow. Looks unsurprisingly SHIT.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    I'm sorry but anyone here posting that this looks good needs a fucking clue. What an utter fucking disgrace. Farrel looks about as menacing as fudge. The effects are shit - the motorbike wheel through the back wheel and the scenery going by? Fuck they used to do it better when they had guys handcranking the scenery backdrop outside the car. The dialogue is atrocious, the 'sudden scares' only give away how lacking in subtlety Marti fucking Noxon's shit script is. Oh fuck. Sorry people but for me, this is the horror of the prequel trilogy, only magnified a thousand times. Fright Night is literally one of my most beloved movies, yet I wasn't against a remake especially when the idea was to have Sarandon playing himself in a meta-version. But fucking Marti Noxon? She can't write her own name properly, how the fuck did she get this job?? What's really funny though is that they may as well be shouting from the rooftops that the new Peter Vincent character doesn't work and that Tennant is shit in the role - he gets a split second silent cameo in the trailer. HE'S A CENTRAL FUCKING CHARACTER FOR GOD'S SAKE!!! Where is he?? Stinking up the cutting room floor, that's where. Oh Lord, Roddy be thy Name, spare us this monstrosity!!! FUCKING AWFUL BEYOND ALL BELIEF. And have you seen the shitty one-sheet that goes with it? Charley withj and axe, a crappy sunset and a photoshopped Irish midget's eyes?? Good grief they haven't even bothered trying with this have they? The original was iconic from the characters and their portrayals down through the music and even the frigging poster is still one of the greatest horror movie one-sheets ever made. They didn't even fucking try with this. Shame on all of them. FUCK THIS MOVIE.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Imogen Poots

    by DickButtkiss

    She looks hot in the trailer. As long as she turns into a sexy vampire in the end like Amanda Bearse in the original, I'm there.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Agree with bale smashed lights

    by smallerdemon

    "It doesn't look as bad as I feared but, well, it didn't really need to be FRIGHT NIGHT, did it?" Exactly. It looks like a fun vampire movie, but why bother slapping the FRIGHT NIGHT moniker on it?

  • May 13, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Agree with smallerdemon and bale smashed lights

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

  • May 13, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    If you love being scared...

    by ProfGriffin

    ...this will be the night of your life. The original Fright Night was tremendous fun. Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell were evoking images of Cushing and Lee...and the classic lines, "Welcome to fright night...FOR REAL" and effects...(that BAT was a standout) was one of my fondest memories of going to the movies back in 1985. Now this. Oh well...why the hell not? I am hopeful, but still regard this as I did the Nightmare on Elm Street remake...un-needed and un-wanted. Sadly, there will be lots of people who will embrace this 2011 version as FRIGHT NIGHT...that movie with the vampire that moves next door... I think that's the danger of all these remakes. There are some that think the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was originally made in 2003. Oh...and no Peter Vincent is bad...but I'm really bummed that apparently there was no Billy Cole either! Where's the watchdog? Nice apple bit/nod to the original.

  • May 13, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    the original was SHIT

    by Nick

  • May 13, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The Yuen Wah film DATING A VAMPIRE could've been remade as FN3

    by Monkey_King

    and it also features the extremely yummy Vonnie Lu.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The original wasn't a great movie but had a cool vibe and some good moments


    This looks surprisingly O.K. They should have Colin be the new Freddy Krueger too.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Still waiting for the "Pootie Tang" remake...

    by PoppaRotzi

    ...make this happen, somebody!

  • May 13, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Ingeld- you're right on the money

    by Carl's hat

    The music, the script by Richard Matheson, McGavin, Simon Oakland as Tony Vincenzo and Atwater as the silent creepy as fuck vampire. Classic stuff. And the finale with Kolchak in the house, finding one of the missing girls still alive and hooked up to an intravenous drip like a personal blood bank, he takes off the tape on her mouth to ask her name, puts it back on quickly when he hears the vampire come back home. Then hides in the closet and peeking through the crack, terrifed as he watches the girl's tape slide off her mouth. Yikes!

  • May 13, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    that has an interesting tone

    by IndianaPeach

    looks awesome...good remake

  • May 13, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    The original was like Cheese Wizz.

    by Ingeld

    It is goofy fun, enjoyable at the moment and rather forced--like cheese from a can. One likes it, but one doesn't brag that it is amazingly enjoyable. It is good basic cheesy fun--easy to consume, easy to digest, easy to shit and forget about it.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    re: Carl's Hat

    by Ingeld

    I remember it well and those scenes were particularly good. Before Stephen King, that movie brought the gothic horror of vampires into the every day world that we inhabit. Also, the fun conflict and relationship between McGavin and Oakland (his editor, correct?) made it worth watching the later series, even when the show itself started to lose its steam.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Not so cool, Brewster...

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • May 13, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by Executor

    Get over it. The original still exists for you to watch any time you want. A remake doesn't negate that. If a movie sucks, whether it's a crappy remake or a crappy original, I could not give a shit less. It still sucks. But if it's good, who cares where it comes from. And for purists who hate when people change things is you want to watch the exact same thing, watch the original. Change isn't bad. Whether that change works or not is a different story. Either way: get over it. Nothing is sacred. Your viewership doesn't give you ownership. If someone wants to make a mob movie with the cast of Gossip Girl and Hellcats and call it Goodfellas, I don't give a fuck and neither should you. It would suck cause it sucks, not because of its title. Thank you.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    wow, hint_of_smegma

    by schizoschizo

    You really need to get a life. The original was "meh" at best. I'm looking forward to the it's-going-to-be-so-much-better remake.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Interview was the last GOOD vampire movie we had...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    And even then, that movie was just okay when compared to the actual book. Stephenie Meyer is a cunt. She has ruined Vampires for a long, long time.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Jerry Dandridge vs the Al Bundy!

    by elmo

    A REAL remake would bring back Marcy, have Jefferson slaughtered in the first five minutes, have Boobless Bud instead of Evil Ed, Kelly and Peg willingly becoming vampire brides and Al fighting Jerry with wooden Big Un's.

  • ...I honestly think the man has to be having great craic playing a part in order to be any good. He always looks bored play the good guy.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    You smell that?

    by pushthebuttonmax

    That's my fart.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Colin Farrell Rocks!!!

    by notcher

    Not sure why there's so much hatred? He looks like he's having fun and he's pretty down to Earth. Could be a lot worse, like fucking Tom Cruise! Oh, and Farrell is ten hundred thousand times more interesting than Sam Worthington!!!

  • May 13, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Wow, schizoschizo

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Got one thanks. Buy yourself a clue though, if you think Fright Night was 'meh' at best then you're a complete fuckwit.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I'm annoyed by the current trend of color timing...

    by ufoclub1977

    to really darken the midrange and also color cast to the opposites: orange and blue. You know... like the Tranformers movies. Yuck.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Could be worse...

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    It could look as bad as The Smurfs trailer. It may not be as subtle as the original (which I've seen several times and enjoy btw) but I like the fact that Collin Ferrell is being such a straight up aggresive bastard in this. But I kinda liked that Dandridge mainly hunted chicks in the original, unless he had to deal with someone like Charlie. He was kinda like a badass reverse black widow. Why's he wasting teenage boys before Charlie started getting in his business? The main thing that'll keep me out of the theatre for this thing regardless of the review is the fact that it's in 3D. Not because I "hate" 3D but not all movies need it (Thor for example), and my local theatre has stopped doing 2D and 3D showings of 3D movies. So I'll probably have no option but to see it in 3D and I doubt this flick'll warrant $12 and change for a ticket. I'll probably have Netflix by the time it hits home release. I'll catch it that then.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    It seems like they did something completly different with it

    by chien_sale

    And that was a good way to approach this.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by Cureguy

    Ha ha! I can't believe they used the tie fighter/Howie Long scream in the trailer.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    DISTRUBIA 2 ??????

    by ace mccoy

    looks like a cross breed between Disturbia and Tru Blood

  • May 13, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST



    I get the feeling that the tire crashing through the back of the car window is the only money shot in the film, and they blew their wad in the trailer.

  • May 13, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Way to give pretty much the entire plot away

    by kidicarus

    Only thing missing is the actual ending.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    another remake...>Y A W N<

    by blueant

    If Hollywood would put down the crack pipe, perhaps it could come up with something , um...original to film?

  • May 13, 2011, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Actually, hint_of_smegma...

    by schizoschizo

    ...I'm also a big fan of the original. Big part of my childhood. Must've seen it at least a dozen times. I was just goofing on you. ;)

  • May 13, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    maybe someday someone will say something positive about something....nah

    by Quartermass-87

    Here its bitch bitch bitch...everything sucks everything is shit and its all horrible...thats AICN for ya lol. And hey umm Tennant will be in the movie plenty so chill....people bitching everything is given away and yet they bitch that they don't see the whole Peter Vincent story angle....umm I like that they left it out because then I can see it in the actual frickin' movie. This actually looks good if people can get the sticks outta there asses and just enjoy it for what it is. Looks interesting and slick and pretty darn good. I certainly won't hate on it simply because its a remake. And this is the first trailer there will be another closer to the release showing Tennant more and thus getting us all more interested....its called marketing.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Worth a look...

    by Ryan

    Being a huge of fan of the original as I was born in '75 so I was at quite an impressionable age, this remake doesn't look that bad. I think remakes depending on the movie shouldn't be done but this one doesn't fall into that catagory I think. Jerry by the looks of things still has his brooding style lines, delivered well by Colin and obviously this is a modern retelling of the story so it lacks the 80s innocence. Don't dismiss this right yet. Hopefully, it'll pull through and capture everything that we love for those who are fans of the original. But for the record, you can't beat Chris Sarandon for a vamp. Awesome job. Frank Langella is right up there too for vamp characters.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    This Looks... FRIGHTfully Good!

    by Eternal Optimist

    I can't wait to see this... on the big screen!

  • May 13, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by KHjLL

    FRIGHT NIGHT looks perfect.... Can't wait looks like they went above and BEYOND the original..

  • May 13, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Looks shitty...

    by Superthug3000

    It looks like elements from the original will be copied,Like Jerry and the girlfriend in a dance club and Brewster's buddy being bitten. Absent is Dandridge's male man servent,guess they decided that was a little too gay. Also,I wonder what part Peter Vincent will play since he's seen on the trailer for all of a half a second. I may give it a chance but only when it goes to video.

  • May 13, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Like but..

    by Miguel Tovar

    Looks cool but its not Fright Night, is "The last of The Lost Boys"

  • May 13, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    by ShadowVision

    One of the things that stood out the most for me with the original is the freakish look of the vampires: Doesn't look like they are going in that direction with the new one though.

  • May 13, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    A little torn, it looks good, but not funny.

    by JackSlater4

    Can I get a Once Bitten remake over here right away.

  • May 13, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    And Colin Farell's widows peak was born to play a vampire

    by JackSlater4

  • May 13, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Sorry but that looks like dogshit

    by VonThunderballs

    And I have seen my fair share of turds.

  • May 13, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Disturbia x Stepfather(remake) / Let Me In = this?

    by Drath

    Somehow I think it'll resemble the Stepfather remake more than the other two (that's bad in case you don't know). Also Charlie Checkov Bartlett appears to be balding at 18, poor kid.

  • May 13, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    First, that looks pretty freakin' good.....second

    by matthooper8

    The original isn't that good anyway. They aren't re-making a classic. This one looks like a fun flick.

  • May 13, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    So I'm watching an ad before I watch an ad for a movie?

    by SEVGN


  • May 13, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Looks solid. But I miss the nice guy facade of Chris Sarandon.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • May 13, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    get that Lost Boys feeling from the trailer

    by seabiscuits

  • May 13, 2011, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by Weapon M

    Where is the wolf? and where is the freekishly scary lady vampire? Ehhhh,, this is making me want to see the original again.

  • May 13, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Quartermass-87 is right

    by Saknussem

    I agree. Everybody just calm down and be happy that we get another take on the story - least we forget FRIGHT NIGHT II. Look, I really enjoyed the original, and I'm looking forward to this one. If anything it may spark interest in the original for kids who don't even know there is an original. I've seen this happen with my friends son when he saw Jackson's KING KONG and the last WOLFMAN. He liked both and then he watched the original, something he may have never done otherwise. I think they're keeping Vincent in the background just for that reason, for the kids who don't know what a Peter Vincent is. Also, if you read through all these posts, there's not one that says, "I never saw Fright Night." That's because that's the future audience. Just like we were back in '85. And I do remember my father not liking it because he was a pure Universal/Hammer Dracula fan.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Hm someone beat me in comparing it to Disturbia...

    by RobertoInfinite

    And really...a how to pick a lock app??? Ok then. I'll probably skip this one unless people who've seen it give it good reviews.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Wanna pick a Lock? There's an APP for that.

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 14, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Actually, Hint of Smega...

    by darthpigman

    The poster for the original gives away the biggest scare in the movie. So fuck that poster. But otherwise, I agree with you.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Ellen Page should be the new Amy

    by darthpigman

    Do you understand?

  • May 14, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Looks terrible

    by El_Padrino

    I will see this movie because I am a fucking sucker, but judging by the trailer, this movie doesn't have near the charm of the original. My brother told me tonight that the first vampire he was ever really scared of was Jerry Dandridge from the original. The reason: when the original Dandridge went full vamp, he was a monster. Hollywood wants all vampires to be sexy. Let's bring back the monster vampire.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    juansanchez is right

    by VonThunderballs

    this isn't fright night. it's a fecal donut of a "horror movie".

  • May 14, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST dare insult one of the greatest movie posters ever??

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Strike your name from the lists of movie lovers you dog! That poster was utterly perfect. It gave away the biggest scare? What?? Only if you look at it after seeing the damn movie for the first time, before that it's just telling you what the movie is. Vampiric perfection, that's what. The only vamp movies since Fright Night to even come close to it's brilliance had been Near Dark and Let the Right One In. And no movie, bar Flash Gordon, has ever had such a wonderfully perfect theatrical poster. Oh and yeah, PS, fuck this twattish remake.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I am REALLY unimpressed

    by Queefer Sutherland

    This is the best preview they could muster? This is going to be one giant, corn-studded turd of a movie.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Say no to snark!

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 14, 2011, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Looks like Shit and...

    by Todd1700

    the trailer basically shows you the whole movie. Looks like they have Evil trying to convince Charle that his next door neighbor is a vampire instead of vice versa which is a huge and totally unnecessary skull fucking of the original plot. Colin Farrel looks more like an unemployed grease monkey than a vampire. Careful, he's got fangs. He might bite a hole in the gas line to your house. LOL! What next, using his super vampire strenght to over flow the septic tank. And I agree with the others who wonder at a whole trailer without a single word from the Peter Vincent character. Looks like they have turned this into the typical stuff they pump out for the brain dead youth of this nation. Explosions, loud bangs and car chases. And for those panning the original? Please. Chris Sarandon played one of the best vampires ever. Smooth and charming on the surface but thoroughly bad ass when exposed as what he truly was. The original had a good plot, good acting, a great sound track, wicked make up/visual effects and wasn't afraid to take a more subtle approach vs some shit blowing up or a car chase. And oh yeah, it had Roddy fucking Mcdowall which started it out on a higher level that this dreck looking shit.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Oh and Carls Hat & Ingeld

    by Todd1700

    The Night Stalker was a pretty bad ass vampire flick. It was only limited by it's made for TV budget. But pretty damn creepy.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Look Like...

    by brandonbreaks

    ...garbage. Farell seems out of place. I've lost a great deal of interest in his movies lately anyways. As for the protagaonist in the movie, making Charlie so tough & cocky is not the way he was in the original. Starting from the beginning of this trailer, when Charlie's mother calls him, Charlie seems way more "cool" than in the original. The whole gas-line/house-explosion thing makes it seem like it is more of an action-horror movie too. An app for lock-picking may not be a stretch, but it seemed lame to me in the trailer. Charlie finding rooms w/ women stored for food while checking out Farell's house seemed out-of-place to me. I thought Charlie spied on his neighbor through his window & caught him biting someone; maybe I'm wrong on that though. Peter Vincent seemed very downplayed; that is totally unlike the original. I'd rather watch Fright Night & Fright Night 2 again, rather than see this weak attempt of a remake. In fact, I'll skip the theater, skip the BluRay, & just pirate it. I won't burn it to disc though; just store it on the external drive so I can watch it through the BluRay player. I don't want to waste a blank dvd or the RAM to burn it to disc. That being said, I might be more interested in the movie if it had a different title, & wasn't calling itself a remake of Fright Night.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST


    by brandonbreaks

    Totally agree w/ you. The fans of the original know that Fright Night was a classic horror movie, & that this remake is not going to have that same quality. The original actually has stood the test of time compared to many other horror movies from the 80's. This remake looks dead on arrival.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I must be the only one on Earth

    by RedeyeJedi

    who thought Fright Night II was better than the first. Loved all of the villains a lot more than the original, Jon Gries playing another wolfman, and Brian Thompson as the creepy bug-eating butler. Loved that stuff.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Don't get me wrong

    by RedeyeJedi

    the first is fantastic. The only thing holding it back from being a Classic for me was the kid who plays Evil Ed, terrible acting, almost laughably bad. And I remember him being bearable in 976-EVIL

  • May 14, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking awful

    by TheComedian77

    And no, I'm not an uber fanboy. I know, the original is tacky and dated. But some scenes are still neat and atmospheric. I was pulling for this to be BETTER than the original, so I'm not hating on it as a remake. But it looks like what should have been an atmospheric horror film is actually a generic ACTION film. What is up with that?!?!?! The bike bit, Jerry trying to kill him and make it look like an accident.........dddduuuuuh - why the fuck would he do that, when he has no problem DISAPEARING kids all over town?!?!? Why not do the same to this kid? I saw Let Me In last night. Don't get why some people think it's better than the original. Sometimes it was exactly the same! Here they changed it too much. But for the worse. If the changes they made brought something to the table that would be great.........maybe it's a bad trailer. They make it seem like he doesn't even need help from Peter Vincent! Or whatever he's called this time. In short, it looks like this remake 'fucking sucks'. Though I'm still looking forward to The Thing prequel..............

  • May 14, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman should've played Peter Vincent

    by Cobb05

    This movie looks a little too Disturbia for me. I thought this was supposed to be a horror/comedy? And I guess there's no Billy Cole? I just don't see this being that good.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:46 a.m. CST

    I think it looks loads of fun. And Farrell is a fantastic actor

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Tigerland, Phonebooth, Minority Report, and ruling all in In Bruges. Hell, he was the best thing, hands down in Daredevil too. I love me some Colin Farrell, and can't wait for this and Total Recall. I love the original of both those films, and still can't wait to see what someone else does with them. Remakes don't bother me at all. It doesn't deminish the origianls, and even elevates them if the new one is a stinker. I thought the gaspipe in the garden thing was pretty cool :)

  • Trailer showed practically the whole film....but, yeah, if word of mouth is good, I might actually watch this.

  • May 14, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Looks like uninspired crap

    by The Krypton Kid

  • May 14, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    looks much better than expected.

    by marcus

    l like the trailer and the whole cast especially anton yelchin i saw him in The beaver and the guy was really good and david tennant, of course.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Merrick! This looks.... frightfully great!

    by Eternal Optimist

    I've never seen the original but this looks like it'll be fantastic! I can't wait to see this... amazing looking movie!

  • May 14, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    I think the remake will work. Mainly because the characters

    by TheJudger

    are really characters, and not filler. They are communicating how they feel, what they are thinking, showing their insecurities either deliberately or accidentally/ Humors moments seem to be more about awkward moments rather than telegraphed shit and piss humor . This is how you do it people. You make clumsy award types, the humor comes from the random weird moments the create and encounter. The 80's Teenage Horrors films worked best when everything feels indirectly awkward. Like being a Teenager itself. Fuck even the original Blob and the wonderful remake adhered to these rules. Somehow the power behind the remake got it. I am surprised.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    I am in typohell (repost with fixes)

    by TheJudger

    are really characters, and not filler. They are communicating how they feel, what they are thinking, showing their insecurities- either deliberately or accidentally. Humorous scenes seem to be more about awkward moments rather than telegraphed "shit and piss" humor . This is how you do it people. You make clumsy awkward types, the humor comes from the random weird moments these characters create and encounter. The 80's Teenage Horrors films worked best when everything felt indirectly awkward. Like being a Teenager itself. Fuck even the original Blob and the wonderful remake adhered to these rules. Somehow the powers behind the remake got it. I am surprised.

  • May 14, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Just another lame vampire movie.

    by disfigurehead

  • May 14, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Your life is the same. Day after day. Everything that you do.

    by UltraTron

    You do the same old way. I can show you the world in a different light.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    redeyejedi: No. There are other below basement dwelling

    by UltraTron

    half-formed mutants like yourself on the planet.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Looks like Disturbia with fangs

    by thot

    Fright Night had an off-kilter, late-night horror/comedy vibe throughout that isn't even hinted at in this trailer. Hope I'm wrong. Besides, Fright Night did NOT have any need of being remade. The original is a modern classic. 'Nuff said.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Tennant looks more Vampiric than Farrell

    by frakthetoasters

    I kind of like this movie.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Wild wild west needs a remake right now. But you can still

    by UltraTron

    use all the footage of 20 something Salma with her tits pushed up. Just comp her in amongst some other stuff. In fact it doesn't need to even be a movie. You can just comp her footage from that movie in other things like commercials and children's shows. In fact, you can just paste that footage anywhere you like. You can just staple it to my face. I click on hd wild wild west on Netflix and now young salma Hayek in hd is permanently burned into my retinas. Please help me

  • May 14, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Also griping about front of a commercial.

    by Orbots Commander

    Since movie trailers are really commercials, why do we have to be assaulted by a regular product commercial in front of it? If I wanted more of that, I'd watch NBC or something, which I haven't in ages, aside from Meet The Press or Sunday Night Football.

  • May 14, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    You is dumb.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    "This is the worst piece of shit remake I have ever scene." {sic}

    by DrMorbius

    You haven't 'scene' it yet, just a trailer. And the very temerity of you encouraging people to watch Hobo with a Shotgun instead of the remake renders your sophomoric jeremiad moot!

  • May 14, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    So Dandridge is now the dumbest vamp ever?? Or is it dumb cops??

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    So it's one of four things I guess. Either Dandrige is now an utter moron, or the local cops are the worst in the developed world, or Evil is smarter than the local cops, or Noxon is just a bloody awful writer. I'm leaning toward the latter....Why, pray tell, I hear you ask?? Well this amazingly terrible trailer shows Ed pointing out to Charlie that all the people going missing extend out in a radius from Dandridge's house when looked at on a map. Is it just me or is this the single dumbest idea for rationalizing how Evil figures out he's behind it? I mean for crying out loud if it's that obvious an 18 year old punk figures it out, d'ya not think that even a modestly talented missing persons unit, experiencing a spike in missing persons, wouldn't see the exact same pattern????? For crying out loud. We're supposed to buy that a vampire this dumb, and this unconcerned with bringing attention into himself could have survived 5 minutes??? The whole point in the original of Dandridge trying to give Charlie a choice was to try and keep things quiet, avoid attention. It's only when Charlie forces the issue that Dandridge tries to kill him, because then he's got no choice himself. This new Jerry is evidently as thick as two short planks. The Keystone Cops could've nailed this muppet. Noxon is too weak a writer to be able to come up with anything but dumb plot points to move from scene to scene. I wouldn't trust her to write a menu, let alone a screenplay.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Knock Knock

    by YoyodynePropulsionSystems

    Who's There? This piece of shit movie. That's who.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Imogen Poots

    by JaguarWong

    She does? When?

  • May 14, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Why an August release?

    by The Winged Doucheman

    Is October booked? It should be released closer to Halloween.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Colin Ferrell...

    by kiwicanuck

    ...Looks well cast in this actually...he's got the same naturally arrogant air that Sarandon had in the original, and they both share a similar sex appeal that I'm sure will appeal to the ladies. However, I'm really missing the comic touches in this one...the first balanced horror and comedy in a way that was unusually good. And I agree with some above points about the killings being too damn obvious to avoid police suspicion, but we'll see how that pans out.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Original Fright Night Peeping Tom moment...

    by kiwicanuck

    ...has to be one of my favourite modern edge of my seat "oh shit" moments. Charlie spotting the most perfect breasts on the planet, only to be followed by the fangs and the realization of "he sees you." An amazing view turned to disaster in a split second. Oh SHIT. Though horribly dated now I'm sure, I loved the music during and after Charlie's spotted, accompanied by the close-ups of the vamp fingers. DOUBLE SHIT. I realize the same sort of moment has been done before or since (hello Hitchcock) BUT this is probably my favourite of them. Oh, and did I mention the breasts??

  • I haven't seen it in ages, but I remember it being funnier than it was scary. This remake seems to be going for a serious vibe which doesn't seem to work. It doesn't seem like the original at all except for a few plot points. Between this and the Straw Dogs remake, I am starting to worry about movies in general really sliding down into the shit again. Hollywood can't muster to make World War Z, At the Mountains of Madness, or a proper Terminator future war movie, yet we are treated to an endless assembly line of pointless remakes?

  • May 14, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Utter garbage

    by Dursman2000

    But thanks to whoever cut the trailer -- now I have absolutely ZERO reason to spend money seeing it in August!

  • May 14, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I loved the part ...

    by welty69

    where he yanked up the gas main and blew up the house...... brilliant. WELTY69

  • May 14, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Looks better than the original

    by Orion

    Colin Farrel is going to own this role.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    It looks good, but Peter Vincent will ultimately make or break this for me.

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    His lack of presence/dialogue in the trailer is indeed suspicious.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Bullseye + vampire = motorcycles thrown through cars!!!!

    by Huey_Freemans_afro

    I had to say it.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Fright Night

    by D Jones

    I do wonder if any of the children that say the original was bad have really saw it? I don't care for remakes ,but whatever. You can tell the age of the majority of posters by the movies they compare this to. I hope everyone realizes there are no true original ideas ,its all been done, now its left to how good the words are that the writer puts down and how well the director interprets them and how the actors craft that direction to film with a lot of help of course.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Why does every guy here.........?

    by notcher

    Seem to want to suck off David Tennant? Seriously, like every comment is "Atleast 40 minutes of Tennant or fuck this movie!" I'm sorry, I didn't realize David Tennant was such a powerhouse, brilliant actor.

  • May 14, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Eh, not as bad as I thought

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    I love the original Fright Night. Can watch it at time and not be bored with it. Like pretty much every remake i'm 100% against it and while I am against this one I must say the trailer makes it look more entertaining than most remakes. Still zero need to remake this other than to cash in on the current vampire craze. Hopefully we get the long awaited re-released of Fright Night 2 to dvd and especially blu ray (along with the original on blu ray). That's usually the best thing to come from remakes.

  • May 14, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Peter Vincent

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Peter Vincent doesn't belong in this remake. First: would today's auidences even understand that the name is paying homage to Peter Cushing and Vincent Price? It was cool in the original to have a horror host (something that no longer exists to today's youth) who played a vampire hunter in movies be the one that Charlie needed help from. Second: they turned him into a vegas magician Cris Angel clone that has a knowledge of vampires. That's stupid. Why not then rename him Houdini Copperfield or something. It looks like the mom is playing a much bigger role in the remake. There really is not much room for a magician wearing makeup who knows about vampires.

  • May 14, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by wildatheart

    song towards the end of the trailer? anyone?

  • May 14, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    You're so cool, Brewster.

    by MisterMxyzptlk

    I have a small appreciation for the original. It was a great Drive -In romp, like Tremors. Sure, it's not a cinematic masterpiece but it's like a greasy cheeseburger after a night at the bar.

  • May 14, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Original Fright Night Trailer

    by jstoldr

    Just took a look at it on Youtube and it basically highlights the entire climax of the movie including how they kill ole Jerry...I'll take this trailer over one that completely shows the ending.

  • May 15, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Updating Fright Night

    by Henry Fool

    It makes sense that the movie is set in Vegas and that Vincent is a magician. I'm just disappointed that the trailer didn't give us any of that. The whole horror-show-host-as-vampire-hunter was clearly inspired by the popularity of Elvira. Those kind of shows were pretty much dead by the end of the 1980's. Hence, Peter Vincent is a gothy magician who claims to believe in vampires but really doesn't.<br /> <br /> Jerry Dandridge was kind of charming in the original. He even gave Charlie the opportunity to turn the other way but Charlie refuses and pulls out the cross. All I see from Collin Farrell here is menace. He was so electrifying in "Tigerland". What the Hell happened?!<br /> <br /> "You have to have faith for that to work". Yeah, I guess you do. I don't have much in this but I can't say I'm not curious. I'll get it on Netflix but it would be an insult to all the good movies coming out for me to sanctify it with a theatrical viewing.

  • May 15, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    I hesitate between...

    by ObiBen

    pooptastic and craptacular. Even the trailer announces suckiness. A Fright Night remake. Seriously. Demonstrates that the makers of this abortion didn't even come close to grasping what made the success of the original.

  • May 15, 2011, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Oh, and to the little sanctimonious feotuses...

    by ObiBen

    ...who tell us to shut up about remakes and cult movies, try at least to not come out as cunts by citing Disturbia as an influence for this. You sound as daft as those who think Johnny Depp came up with the bread roll dance. Look up Hitchcock on Wikipedia, NetFlix Rear Window and get schooled, you little pricks! And get off my fucking lawn!

  • May 15, 2011, 3:38 a.m. CST

    You can wait..

    by BookhouseBoy

    ..Your whole life, for the sun to rise. When it finally comes up, it's gonna hurt your eyes. I really hope theres a nod to this most awesome theme song!!

  • May 15, 2011, 4:34 a.m. CST

    by LocoMotive

    Zero atmosphere in this remake... Looks very average. What's with all the cunts on the talkback thinking it's fashionable to bash the original all of a sudden. Not that great my ass. Fright Night is awesome. Cool cast, great effects and atmospheric as hell.

  • May 15, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Lame, lame, lame.

    by Kyle

    The original didn't please me that much...although the poster was always cool...this one doesn't look much better, if anything it looks worse. And I can damn well guarantee the poster will suck when it does surface, and that's not a vampire will be absolute shite.

  • May 15, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Colin farrel = short, pasty looking boy

    by UltraTron

    I wanted to be Chris Serandon when I first saw him as a kid. I was like- that's a vampire with style that beat out frank Langella at the time. My first impression just now was- who is the pasty boy playing a vampire? This trailer is inferior in every single aspect to the original trailer. Not holding my breath.

  • Ed Wood's "Dr. Acula"

  • May 15, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Like a lot of ppl here I'm wondering why call it Fright Night?!

    by tombseye

    It seems to barely resemble the original (which I like quite a bit) which features a very awkward sidekick nicknamed 'evil', a girlfriend who reminds vampire Jerry (sounds really gay today, but somehow they pulled it off in the 80s) of a previous love so he must have her, a clueless Mom, a ghoul guard (who might as well be a live-in gay lover), and of course a cowardly Peter Vincent who only plays a vampire hunter on a canceled TV show. Then of course the Charlie character who is a horror fan and sees things next door that he feels he must stop etc. The old version had some pretty good (and for back then original) ideas, whereas this remake seems not only derivative, but also yes 'vampire extreme' ala True Blood with a dash of 30 Days of Night maybe. Film might be watchable though, but I'm almost thinking it could have stood on its own without being called Fright Night as it has a good cast and all. Hollywood suits, they are so all over the place and figure a namebrand is a safer bet.

  • May 15, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Abu Ben Adhain

    by Denty420

    May his tribe increase.

  • 'Cause his name is Jerry. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

  • May 15, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    more shit

    by heathen9

    farrel isn't cutting it and it becomes even more generic without a peter vincent-type character

  • May 15, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    So basically

    by mayorofsmpleton

    Lost all the heart of the first film...? Charlie has been turned into the jerk "I don't believe this is happening" character. What made the first film so fun was that Charlie was a NERD who watched crappy horror films and couldn't work things with his semi-dorky girlfriend. His odd friend "Ed" didn't even believe there was a vampire next door. Here we have a protagonist who will be an asshole through acts 1/2 until Ed (the Charlie of the film) is killed off and then suddenly Charlie will have to "man-up" and save his mother and girlfriend. What a great way to kill the entire fucking story Marti Noxon. Did any of these assholes ever even watch the original and appreciate it? The only good thing about this project is that now we're certainly going to get a decent Blu-ray release of the 1985 classic -- and hopefully whichever studio owns the lesser sequel (but still fun - Fright Night II) will get off their asses and put out a decent BD of that one too.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    IGN sucks big balls the size of of ATT's

    by Subovon

    Why do they release trailers on that shitty site? it ain't even any good as a game site. it's always a shitty experience with stuff from that site...

  • May 16, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Mmmm mmm, his dinner is in the oven!

    by Mr_Sinister

    That scene from the original still cracks me up. Hopefully there's something just as bizarre and funny in this remake! Based on that trailer though it looks like we won't be seeing any monstrous, gaping vampire jaws.

  • May 16, 2011, 8:42 a.m. CST


    by twogunjames

    Tennant looks like that American Idol Douchebag from a couple years ago.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Pretty Pointless Remake

    by Jack Desmondi

    Other than the natural gas explosion, looks like this follows the orignal's plot points note for note. And the original had a scarier looking vampire in Chris Sarandon. Pass

  • May 16, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I want my money back.

    by Gozu

    I suppose the trailer was free, but just out of principle. God, this makes me mad. This and David Gordon Green's upcoming "Susperia" remake make me want to stab my goddamn eyes out.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    by AnnoyYou

    Ah. I liked the cheesy old version. This is Tennant as Dave Navarro/Michael Sheen and Farrell Bringing The Sexxay Vampire Back. Ho-hum. And why does Toni Collette always play beset mothers? This remake looks useless. Yelchin had better get back to Chekov ASAP.

  • May 16, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    This looks pretty good

    by Shpadoinkle

    I wasn't expecting it. Not mad on the new twattish Charley Brewster (I guess alot of us had plenty in common with the awkward original) but at the very least Colin Farrell seems to exude alot of menace. He's a very capable actor but the vamp CGI may make or break just how creepy he can really be. He's obviously not trying to ape Chris Sarandon so I have to salute him for that. Need to see how Peter Vincent comes off though since McDowell was the best thing in FN. I've alot of love for the original having seen it many many times since I was a kid but nowadays it doesn't hold up as well, kinda seems more tame and generic than I remembered but still an 80's classic. I have an uncomfortable feeling this Jerry won't be doing any shapeshifting people said already we're stuck in the sexy vampire era like it or not. So up the aggression factor at the very least you fucks!

  • May 16, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Get your Howie freak on...

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  • May 16, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The kid who played Evil Ed..

    by kjmad25

    He went on to become a relatively successful actor in gay porn. Look it up, I'm not joking!

  • May 16, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Rental at best.

    by SunTzu77

    The remake "at first glance" looks like your standard "run of the mill" modern formulaic vampire flick. Apparently, the sophistication of Dandridge has been completely stripped. Chris Sarandon gave Jerry an "old word - blue blood" feel to the character. It feels like Farrell has turned him into a thug.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by SunTzu77

    Looks like your modern formulaic vampire film. It looks like Jerry's character has been stripped of his "old world - blue blood - sophistication"... and instead... Farrell has turned him into a thug.

  • May 17, 2011, 1:02 a.m. CST


    by bellscorners

    Doesn't look that good. Feels like Disturbia, which was fine, but don't need to see the same movie again. Looks like another remake with the name of the original but none of the endearing qualities.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    David Tennant is just okay..

    by cerberus

    But he was on Doctor Who for awhile and the whovian cult makes trekkies and whedonites look sane.