Another day… Another Remake
DreamWorks Pictures has just released the online trailer and poster (above) for its new upcoming film Fright Night. The movie is set to release in theaters August 19 in 2D and 3D. Now for those of you who have no idea what Fright Night is about, here’s a quick synopsis from IGN:
“Charlie Brewster (Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.”
After watching the trailer, this in NO way looks like a comedy. The scenes with Jerry (Farrell) are quite disturbing and really build up the creep vibe, but that just makes him a creepy neighbor with a fetish not a vampire. The cliché cross, and garlic refrences for keeping vampires away were sprinkled within the trailer, and Charlie’s mom and girlfriend try to escape the vampire while their getaway cars get hit by a motorcycle is rather eye popping. Even though the drama and hot teens would sidetrack anyone, here’s the reality check. Why the hell we are making another “Vampire” film, and why are we “remaking” a 1980’s horror classic. Haven’t they heard the phrase “Don’t fix what isn’t broken”? I mean yeah the trailer for the remake is nice, but I already have to deal with vamps that walk during the daytime and are complete douche bags with *cough* Twilight *cough*. Stop with the vampire movies already! Get a new monster! Create something original! I mean they could just start using their brains, and tap into that creepy creative juice that made us fear things that’d go bump in the night. For goodness sake the only good original horror movies I’ve seen in the past couple years are Paranormal Activity, Orphan, and IT. (I’m open to horror movie suggestions, by the way.) All I have left to say on this new/old movie is that if you get your jollies off of watching vampires day and night go ahead and watch the movie. If you’re like me and are tired of vamp films riddled with teenage angst don’t even bother wasting your time watching the trailer.