Fright Night (Short Review)

I’ve decided to keep the review of Fright Night (2011) short, due mostly to the fact that I can’t think of too much to say. So here we go. Fright Night is a remake of a movie with the same name. I’ve never seen the original, so I don’t know if they are the same. Anyways, it stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and David Tennant. Yelchin plays High School senior, Charley Brewster, who discovers his neighbor (Farrell) is a vampire.

I felt the acting was great, especially by the leads. Tennant plays a role very different from The Tenth Doctor. He swears like a sailor and does it well. Farrell and Yelchin are also great as the antagonist and protagonist. Most of the comedy hits, but others sort of fizzle. My biggest concern is the fact that this movie really only has a niche audience. You have to love vampires, but you have to hate what they’ve turned in to.

Overall, I loved the movie. It was funny, well-acted and violent. This is probably the sort of movie that you watch with friends, just to make it a more fun experience. With that, I give in an 8.5 out of 10.


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