FRIGHT NIGHT is back for a remake but lacks bite

If imitation is the sincerest form of Hollywood, then DreamWorks’ and Aussie director Craig Gillespie‘s fondly devoted remake FRIGHT NIGHT flatters the original 1980s horror-comedy tale but fails to expand on it to successfully justify this revamped effort. Some of its departures from the source movie work well (like the cast including Anton Yelchin, Toni Collette, Colin Ferrell and Imogen Poots) while other blood-sucking basics are subpar for today’s stake-of-the-art vampire lore. This remake tries to pump new blood into darkly witty scare flicks, but does it measure up to the tale that inspired it or the best of current horror? Read FilmEdge’s review before your moviegoing weekend begins.

FilmEdge reviews DreamWorks' remake of the cult classic vampire flick FRIGHT NIGHT

Jerry (Colin Ferrell) gives Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) a hand in battling vampires in DreamWorks' remake of FRIGHT NIGHT


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