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Fright Night

Director: Craig Gillespie

In this remake of the 1985 cult classic, Anton Yelchin stars as Charley, a likeable yet misguided young man who after witnessing his friend’s murder becomes convinced that his new neighbour Jerry (Collin Farrell) is a vampire. His incessant pleas with his mother (Toni Collete) and his girlfriend (Imogen Poots) to believe him fail continuously untill Jerry turns his sights on them and they are forced to confront him with the help of a foul mouthed vampire slayer (David Tennant).

It’s wonderful to finally see again a good old fashioned vampire movie, where the vampires are portayed as blood hungry killing machines, rather than broody, gentle souls with skin that shimmers in the light. Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) really pulls it off in this gleefully gory and slick horror/comedy. David Tennant and Collin Farrell are both spectacular as the drunken supernaturalist and the terrifying vampire respectively. But unfortunately the film did have a few little problems, for one I found Anton Yelchin’s performance really quite lacking, and also there was quite a few elements of a predictable cheesy teen comedy in there. But all and all Fright Night proved to be quite an entertaining film and a lot of fun to watch with friends.