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Posted on Mon, Aug 22, 2011 : 10:51 a.m.

Pointless 'Fright Night' remake lacks all the appeal of the original

By Freelance Journalist

Fright Night
Now showing at Quality 16, Rave, Brighton
Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times
Grade: C-

Seen the poster? Pretty uninspiring, huh? It shows Colin Farrell looking down on Colin Farrell, who's carrying an ax. So, what does that have to do with vampires? Not a whole hell of a lot. But it's a sign of how tonally clueless this '80s horror hit remake is. Disposable, joyless and boasting none of the wit and thrills of the original, you can't help but wonder how "Fright Night" messed up a concept as ripe as vampires taking over a suburban subdivision?

Read the full review here


Em Zee

Mon, Aug 22, 2011 : 3:27 p.m.

Yes, I've seen the poster. Have you? It's Colin Farrell looking down at ANTON YELCHIN, who plays Charlie. If you can't even look at a poster correctly, how can you review an entire film?