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May 22, 2011

Fright Night Remake Features Checkov, McLovin and Complete Missing Of The Whole Point
Update: Okay, Maybe I'm Wrong, I Think They Just Cut a "Horror Trailer" Even Though The Movie Is Not That

And I was going to give it a chance.

But explain to me what all the shabby surroundings and dim, dark camera work are doing in a movie that wants to be bright, fun bloodsuckers' ball. r

On the other hand, I looked up the trailer for the original, and it also seemed to imply this was a dark horror film. I've included that after the new one.

But even if that's how they sold the old one, the franchise (to extent it is one) is now established as the "fun vampire comedy that's actually a pretty damn solid vampire movie in addition to being a comedy."

So what's with all the darkness and heaviness? What's with the ugly fluorescent lighting in some kind of urban-sprawl hallway? The original was set in the sunny green suburbs for a reason.

Eh, I guess it's just that you have to sell a movie as a single popular genre, something we keep seeing again and again. I'm sure it is still a comedy; they're just lying about it.

I guess I'll still give it a chance. I loves me some Fright Night.

Oh I'm Totally Going: Okay. Thanks to buzzion. I missed this.

The Roddy McDowell role of "Peter Vincent" is now played by... the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant.

Okay, I guess they just lied in the trailer. Fine, I'm used to it. I'll see it opening weekend.

David Tennant... playing a new version of Peter Vincent, this one an assumedly cheesy Chris Angel style mentalist/illusionist/fraud. And based on the half-second you see Tennant in the trailer, probably an alcoholic.

I assume this is supposed to be funny.

Thanks to Miss80sBaby for that.

Oh, here's the original director, Tom Holland, wishing the new version well. And also saying it's now the kind of movie that dads show their kids when they're old enough.

Here's a panel with the original talent from the first movie, minus Roddy McDowell (RIP).

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