Monday, 9 January 2012

Frightnight (2011)

Film of 2012 #7
No Spoilers

Another 80's film that got remade to the 2000's, in all honesty the original was cheesy horror comedy with more campness than anything else and in all honesty it was not the greatest film in the world it was quite like Monster Squad great through nostalgia. So the remake stars a fairly strong cast with Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. Now it is actually the kind of remake that I can go with, it takes what is a good idea and expands and takes it in  new and interesting direction.

The basic premise is still the same with a vampire living next door to a teenager but they take the characters a lot further than in the original and they also make them quite different in some cases. They do however maintain the basic story and they have a couple of nice references to the original film.

This is the best kind of remake it is not shot for shot it is not just a simple rehash of the original film they take a good idea and expand and explore new and modern ideas. I give this a good 3 stars, while a good remake the film still has some flaws but really worth seeing if you get the chance.

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