So, I just took a gander at the new trailer for the upcoming FRIGHT NIGHT remake (see below) over at Bloody Disgusting and, from the trailer alone, I’m not too terribly impressed. Like other glitzy remakes, this one seems like more sparkly, hunky vampire bullshitery that attracts teenage girls and lonesome soccer moms who wish the pool boy was a brooding, sparkling douchebag. I mean, the original FRIGHT NIGHT is a work of horror canon and it really looks like, as with most remakes, this one is going to suck…in 3D.
Here’s a synopsis from BD:
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton 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 (Colin 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 (Toni 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