'Fright Night' Reviews Say This Remake Is Worth Seeing

fright nightIs it just me, or are there movie remakes everywhere these days? Fright Night, a remake of the original '80s classic, lands in theaters today nationwide. And as much as I prefer some new material, you won't catch me complaining about the chance to gawk at hottie Colin Farrell as a super-attractive neighborly vampire. My neck's ripe for the takin', buddy!

Directed by Craig Gillespie, the movie follows all the fangtastic things that happen when Farrell's character moves next door to high school senior Charlie Brewster, played by Anton Yelchin. Will the remake be better than the original? See what the critics have to say in their Fright Night reviews after the jump:

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Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

As vampire movies go, Fright Night is a pretty good one.

Christy Lemire, Associated Press:

At least this new version stays true to its origins by having a bit of cheeky fun, and the way it contemporizes the story is really rather clever.

J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader:

This remake is good fun, aided in no small degree by Colin Farrell's strutting, dead-eyed performance as the bloodsucker and Christoper Mintz-Plasse's early appearance as a geeky classmate of the hero's.

Scott Bowles, USA Today:

Fright has matured nicely over the quarter-century. While remaining sharp-tongued, the film knows its place on the teen landscape.

A.O. Scott, New York Times:

The old Fright Night was both self-aware and effectively scary, and if this one seems to prefer gruesome digital effects to old-fashioned bump-in-the-night spookiness, it still succeeds in keeping the audience both tickled and anxious.

I'm not going to lie: Vampires may not be my shtick. Nevertheless, it seems like this flick has a pretty intense plot line and is worth checking out. Take a look-see at the trailer for Fright Night here:

Are you planning on seeing Fright Night this weekend?

 

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