Mad Men Writer Marti Noxon Writing New Fright Night Remake
by Alex Billington
November 12, 2009
DreamWorks has hired "Mad Men" writer/producer Marti Noxon to pen their remake of the classic 1985 horror comedy Fright Night. Producers Michael De Luca (Brothers, 21), Michael Gaeta and Alison Rosenzweig originally brought the project to the studio back in May. And before working on "Mad Men," Noxon also wrote and produced on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" as well. In the original Fright Night, which was written and directed by Tom Holland, William Ragsdale played a teenager who discovers his neighbors are vampires. The remake will keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the effects.
Fright Night is one of the few horror movies from the 80's I have yet to see, which is odd considering I tried to catch up on everything big in October. Anyway, I'm always hesitant about remakes like this, just because it is a classic campy horror comedy that could potentially turn out great as a remake, but you never know, it could be terrible, too. Of course, they need to find a good director next, because without one of those, this definitely will suck. I'd suggest someone like Michael Dougherty, but this is too similar to Trick 'r Treat. So if not him, who else could they get to direct this? And why is Hollywood still caught up in a vampire craze!?