Movie remakes are usually messy or unnecessary. Someone in the industry feels it's an easier risk to take rather than make something new. However, "Fright Night" hit me a little differently. While it was unnecessary remake; it was a good, solid movie.
Actually, this movie didn't have to be remade; it was a stand alone film. In fact, it could been called "The Neighbor" or something.
Anywho, here's my vague review of the flick.
- The casting choices were good and believable.
- The movie moved quickly and it was easy to catch on.
- I didn't think of 'teens' as High School students, maybe they should been college kids.
- Colin was a great Jerry. Sexy and very deadly.
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse did a great job as Evil Ed, but the original was and always will be the better one (I heart Stephen Geoffreys).
- The new Charlie fit the part. Anton Yelchin did a great job with his skinny self.
- The film went a different direction in several parts, which was nice and refreshing.
- David Tennant stole the show. I totally LOVED him as Peter Vincent.
- There's no Billy Cole.
- One of the original cast members makes an appearance.
- The story was solid. Thank you Marti!