Must Watch: Colin Farrell Bares Teeth in First Trailer for 'Fright Night'

May 13, 2011
Source: IGN

Fright Night Trailer

We've seen some glimpses at the remake of the original 1985 film, but now a first official trailer for Fright Night has finally arrived via IGN. This modern take on the 80's horror take thrusts Anton Yelchin, Christopher Miintz-Plasse, Toni Collette and Imogen Poots into a sticky situation as they found out Jerry (Colin Farrell), the new resident in their neighborhood is a vampire. This looks like a really cool contemporary update of the original film, but I'm not sure about the need for 3D in such a literally dark toned film. Sadly there is only a brief glimpse of David Tennant, but check out the first full trailer below!

Watch the first official trailer for Craig Gillespie's Fright Night:

Senior Charlie Brewster (Yelchin) finally has it all going on. He's running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie's mom (Collette), doesn't notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic. Fright Night will hit theaters on August 19th.

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Did 'Disturbia' get some story line from Fright Night?  I admit I never saw the first one growing up...but watching this trailer, I couldn't help but think of Disturbia.  Without a vampire of course...

Gohikeone on May 13, 2011


are you seriously asking of Distrubia got story from Fright Night? This is a joke right? Go study your classic film history and see Rear Window... 

Kent Lundblad on May 13, 2011


Not everyone know movies like you Kenny. You sound like your only girlfriend is your right hand. You wannabe critic go back to your lonley living room and write screenplays.

Douche above me on May 13, 2011


 to the douche bag above the douche bag above me: you dont have to be a dick man. making a comment like that proves the fact that your are in fact a douche bag without a girlfriend whos best friend is rosie palm and her five friends. 

Jdjjohnson8807 on May 14, 2011


Kent is right. It amuses me the kids commenting with their vast 10 years' movie experience...

Anonymous on May 15, 2011

6  I really like Anton Yelchin and I liked the original Fright Night, but ever since the  terrible Daredevil movie I can't take Colin Farrell seriously as a "badass bad guy" anymore.  It doesn't feel cool and menacing, just...forced. =/ Edit: Gohikeone, I agree. That's what I was thinking of, too.

Anonymous on May 13, 2011


 Ferrall was badass in "The Way Back."

Xerxexx on May 13, 2011


He's good in a bunch of movies, I just don't like him in certain roles. Obviously that's just my personal opinion and I understand that others disagree. 

Anonymous on May 14, 2011


 Oh I agree before "In Bruges" he wasn't that important...but ever since that that fateful film he's really become a great actor...I respect your opinion, you're a regular and I'm usually prone to agreeing with you.

Xerxexx on May 14, 2011


 Aw man... there was only a millisecond of David Tennant. Oh well, I can't wait for this movie

Armeetapus16 on May 13, 2011


My thoughts exactly 😐

fem!anon on May 13, 2011


 I think it could be really fun and I like the cast. I can't wait to see this flick. I mean August is usually a dumping ground for garbage, but this could be fun.

Kent Lundblad on May 13, 2011


Guess I'm not a Dr. Who fan to drool over Tennant, but I like this. I am pro for this remake, but would really dig it if they released it in 2-D, otherwise......onto the Netflix queue

Voice of Reason on May 13, 2011


Heheh, good one :)I don’t think I will see this though as this is not my kind of movie, you know 🙂

Katarzyna Nowak on May 13, 2011


I hope David Tennant does more American mainstream movies from now on, tries to reach his full potential as an actor and tries to win an Oscar.

Danson on May 13, 2011


I’ve always wanted to see Colin Farrell and Christian Bale do another movie together after having no scenes together in The New World (2005). They are both incredible actors and it would be amazing to see them bounce off each other in a film.

Carly VanSanten on May 13, 2011


Now that you mention him...i think Bale would have been a better choice than Farrell in this role. Im thinking of him in American Psycho...all charming and cool and in an instant crazy and deranged! Still i think this looks fun. 

vegasdanny on May 14, 2011


I'll see it. The cast is excellent and Ferrall looks great here. I'm worried about the girlfriend role the original she was  sweet and though she seems like a stuck-up bitch...I could be wrong though...Imogen Poots is a great actress.

Xerxexx on May 13, 2011


havent you heard? the stuck up bitch IS the sweet and cool of the 21st century..... 

Jason Avery on May 13, 2011


 I seeks to challenge the status quo.

Xerxexx on May 13, 2011


 Challenge?  Accepted.

The status quo on May 13, 2011


Roshambo to the death!

Xerxexx on May 14, 2011


 as long as its not sold......

Jason Avery on May 13, 2011


 This looks amazing!  My type of movie.

Eric on May 13, 2011


 I didn't see Tenant. What part did he come out in? Is he wearing Chucks?

Chris A. on May 13, 2011



Armeetapus16 on May 14, 2011


 Looks generic, boring and in 3D? Are you kidding me? I'll rewatch the original instead, this is just insulting.

Davide Coppola on May 13, 2011



grimjob on May 13, 2011


What was that flying in the back car window!?

jedibilly on May 13, 2011


Some sort of motorbike. 

JL on May 14, 2011


 Wasn't his name Charlie in Charlie Bartlett?

Chad Mirus on May 13, 2011


 weirdly reminds me of disturbia

kwame adansi on May 14, 2011


 day late dollar short, vampires are over with

Bubbab on May 14, 2011


Looks good, but did they have to show the whole movie in this trailer?And what happend to the creepy guy that was living with Jerry from the original?ANd who's playing Roddy Mcdowell's part in this remake? 

jah p on May 14, 2011


David Tennant is playing McDowell's part. I'm so glad that Tennant wasn't rocking the guyliner and long black wig that he was wearing in that released photo. He looked Who-esque, which makes me extremely happy. I swear to god if he fights a vampire in a blue pinstripe suit, wearing tortoise-shell glasses, I'll lose my shit. 

Jfc3p0 on May 14, 2011


the movie is good, although many criticized it for similarities on other movies, this can't be avoided, I am really satisfied with the casting and how the story goes

Greys Anatomy Episode Guide on May 14, 2011


 Colin Farrell has quite a transformation here. playing this character unlike anything i've seen him do. 

Talli on May 14, 2011


Holy crap this looks good!

Alan Lopez on May 14, 2011


 cool film

Dirman on May 14, 2011


Um. Ok. Weird role for Farrell. 

Quanah on May 14, 2011


Not enough ninjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.Fo reals though, I'll wastch this on ma tellybox

Crapola on May 15, 2011


 They should of kept the whole city apartment building setting.

Will on May 15, 2011


"You're so cool Brewster, I can't stand it!"

Anonymous on May 15, 2011


The trailer gave a lot away, but I never saw Billy Cole' character. Shame they cut him out. This looks good regardless. Seems like they're sticking to the original for the most part. Mintz-Plasse as 'Evil Ed' is brilliant.

Quazzimotto on May 15, 2011


 seems a lot darker than the original. The original was super humorous and knew it was campy. This looks like, and from what I see, is succeeding at being serious horror tone. I'm digging it. I'll catch this one for sure.

Zak on May 15, 2011


 The original was too funny for the type of movie i wanted it to be this seem more on par for what i was expecting.  I can't wait for this after watching the trailer.  

MovieKing on May 16, 2011


I Can say that after watching the original, Colin Farrel has a Vampire... Not him at all.. shall be waiting for this one on DVD 

Excel on May 16, 2011


Oooh.... I once again find Colin Farrell to be yummilicious SEXY!!

L_ash on May 16, 2011


What is the song playing at the end of the trailer?

Deeerp derp on May 17, 2011


what is it with updating movies that are awesome already  looks  - and sounds (whats with all the "teen" talk ugh) like something crawled up its ass to do die, Yeah, anton is a good actor, but Farell as Dandrige? Doesnt even come close to Sarandon - HE was menacing

R_cleary on May 18, 2011

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