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Fright Night 3D – Review

imageFright Night (15)

Reviewed by Rachel Geeson

Score: 4/5

The 1985 cult classic movie is back to the big screens ready to make a new generation wary of their neighbours. Fright Night is a 3D horror comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie and one of the producers is Michael De Luca. Michael De Luca is an American movie producer and screenwriter. De Luca is used to producing horror films as he made his debut in 1998 as an associate producer on "Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III". DeLuca also wrote and produced “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, part of the Nightmare on Elm Street saga. Fright Night in 3D is the remake of the 1985 Tom Holland film of the same name.

Despite being an American remake of an American film, Fright Night has an inspirational cast of largely UK origin. The biggest UK name is Colin Farrell, who transforms his dashing good looks into the dastardly dangerous bad guy Jerry Dandrige.

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all; he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in school, Amy. Trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry moves in next door. Charlie’s best friend, ED tells him that fellow students are missing. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighbourhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

imageOne of my favourite scenes involves Charlie’s best friend Ed, played by the comic actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who played the comic character of Augie from “Role Models”. When Ed comes face to face with Jerry, a fight breaks out. The 3D effects are shown in high quality with smashing glass flying at the screen, making audience members jump.

Another funny scene involves another British actor that, David Tennant, who morphs seemingly into the Las Vegas magician and vampire killer, Peter Vincent. Peter Vincent in this scene refers to “eBay” and causes the audience to crack up in laughter at his quirky phrases that continue throughout the film.

I highly recommend horror and comedy fans to see Fright Night, as it will literally make you jump out of your seats with terror and laugh out loud at the jokes made in the film.

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