Sound Off: Craig Gillespie's 'Fright Night' 3D - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 19, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? You can't run from evil when it lives next door. One of two big 80's remakes hitting theaters this weekend, Fright Night is an updated take on the Tom Holland campy horror comedy. With Craig Gillespie at the helm, this time they've set it in contemporary Las Vegas and given us Anton Yelchin as the unsuspecting victim, and Colin Farrell as his vampire next-door neighbor. So how is this remake? Entertaining as the original or enjoyable in its own ways? Does it make vampires cool again? If you've seen it, write a comment below and tell us what you thought of Fright Night.
A remake that's good, how can it be? No, seriously, I thought this Fright Night remake, in 3D, was actually great. Colin Farrell does an awesome job as the new vampire in town, he's cool, he's funny, loved watching him, and his story with Anton Yelchin worked well, for the most part, I thought. I do believe there are some pacing problems, but I enjoyed this a whole lot more than I thought; I was impressed. Director Craig Gillespie's visuals and cinematography were fantastic (the darkness was part of the atsmophere), obviously that entire scene with the camera in the car was awesome, but that was just one scene (more!). Overall, I think it's a solid contemporary remake of a funny 80's horror comedy. David Tennant was awesome, too.
What did you think of Fright Night? Great remake or dark and boring? Did you see it in 3D? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!