Fright Night 3D

Fright Night 3D

Fright Night 3D

3D remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic about a teenager who suspects his neighbour is a vampire. Stars Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges). From the director of Lars and the Real Girl.

Charley (Yelchin), having ditched his nerdy pal Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Fogell from Superbad), has finally cracked the cool group at school and scored a hottie (Imogen Poots, 28 Weeks Later) in the process. But when people in the neighbourhood start dying, Charley listens to Ed's theory: a vampire is responsible, and the vampire is spooky neighbour Jerry (Farrell). Unable to convince others of the truth, Charley takes it on himself to protect his friends and mum (Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine), and kill Jerry.

2011120 minsUK, USAEnglish and Japanese with English subtitles
ComedyHorrorRe-make3D
Director:
Tom Holland (TV's 'United States of Tara', 'Mr. Woodcock', 'Lars and the Real Girl')
Writer:
Marti NoxonTom Holland
Cast:
Colin FarrellDavid TennantAnton YelchinChristopher Mintz-PlasseToni ColletteImogen PootsDave Franco
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

Slick popcorn horror, faithful to the fun and flair of the original. The 3D works, the cast appeals, the action’s fast (but not so frightening). A decent remake – it just needs more bite.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The old "Fright Night" was both self-aware and effectively scary, and if this one seems to prefer gruesome digital effects to old-fashioned bump-in-the-night spookiness, it still succeeds in keeping the audience both tickled and anxious.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining remake of the mid-80s vampire movie that, unlike the original, hasn't got one scary moment in it.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

As in the earlier film, this one dances always at the edge of comedy. It especially has fun with the Rules of Vampire Behavior.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A steady supply of spiky humor and a game cast keep this cooking most of the way, though the pacing could have been tighter and the film seems as if it's about to end two or three times before it actually does.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

It ends up getting a surprising number of things right.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Funny and scary - and sometimes both at once - it lives up to the original, even if it fails to surpass it.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The film's greatest pleasures come from Noxon's script - which puts the sexual chaos created by Farrell's attractive bloodsucker front and center - and from the performances.

0

Much like the original (as so many movies are remakes these days) but this was more like a cover. Same sort of theme, but basically writers/directors went their own direction. I throughly enjoyed the 3D splatter-like quality of this flick and the acting from Colin Farrell was spot on, similar to 'In Bruges' but with more attitude, however its hard to see...

4.0
0

firstly i wish to thank flicks for the wonderful experience to see such a awesome and funny movie it was my sons first 3D movie had a great storyline and was hillariously funny also had its fair share of scary parts thank you flicks

4.0
0

Thanks to Flicks & ED of course it was Awesome to go check out this movie with my husband..I thought myself it was a re-vamp of the original.. It brought back memories as I have seen the Original about 50 times on VHS as a young teenager.Not good that some of the movie was Blurry? dont know if it was meant to be like that thou but the in 3D the blood...

4.0
0

I've been looking forward to this film for some time as I was intrigued by the casting of Colin Farrell as a vampire. He didn't disappoint with a hilarious combination of cheesiness and menace. He was ably supported by David Tennant (so relieved to discover his character wasn't played by Russell Brand or Dave Navarro) & Anton Yelich. The 3D didn't...

0

I walked into the theater with the 1985 version stuck in my head. Was the new version going to be anything like it? The answer is no, while the storyline is still the same, it was re-vamped for the modern audience, with the make-up and special effects to wow the audience in 3D, and it definately wowed me. The scare factor wasn't really in it, but yes, I...

0

Went to see the premier last night and loved it. Slow to start but both scary and funny. Loved the cameo thought that was a very nice touch. David Tennant was brilliant as Peter Vincent and really made the movie. Adored the reference to Twilight in there. Thanks Flicks!!!!

0

Went to Fright Night at the new cinema at the base hamilton, and i loved the movie it had alot of tension trough the whole thing never knowing what was coming next I couldnt turn away, alot of funny parts and always something happening! deffently think it will be one to buy :)

0

I attended the preview screening in Wellington last night and had a great, good old fashioned trashy horror time. The film finds a nice balance of retro throwback to the teen horror of the 80's while being modern at the same time. Colin Farrel was a highlight - you could tell he knew the right tone for his performance. He was a big vampire with cheesy lines...

3.0
0

I got exactly what I expected from this horror (?) with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Twilight fans need not apply - this is traditional vampire lore, and I appreciated the old school rules. Colin Farrell is back to his sexy seductive self, well supported by two newbies (I hadn't seen them before). David Tennant is also a pleasure to watch. While the...

3.0
0

You'll like this if you liked Drag Me to Hell, a surreal mix of gore and fantasy plot (specifically Vampires, but not sparkling ones), some special eye-popping 3D bits. Good fun for Halloween to turn off ur brain and watch

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Slick popcorn horror, faithful to the fun and flair of the original. The 3D works, the cast appeals, the action’s fast (but not so frightening). A decent remake – it just needs more bite.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The old "Fright Night" was both self-aware and effectively scary, and if this one seems to prefer gruesome digital effects to old-fashioned bump-in-the-night spookiness, it still succeeds in keeping the audience both tickled and anxious.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining remake of the mid-80s vampire movie that, unlike the original, hasn't got one scary moment in it.

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

As in the earlier film, this one dances always at the edge of comedy. It especially has fun with the Rules of Vampire Behavior.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A steady supply of spiky humor and a game cast keep this cooking most of the way, though the pacing could have been tighter and the film seems as if it's about to end two or three times before it actually does.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

It ends up getting a surprising number of things right.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Funny and scary - and sometimes both at once - it lives up to the original, even if it fails to surpass it.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The film's greatest pleasures come from Noxon's script - which puts the sexual chaos created by Farrell's attractive bloodsucker front and center - and from the performances.

0

Much like the original (as so many movies are remakes these days) but this was more like a cover. Same sort of theme, but basically writers/directors went their own direction. I throughly enjoyed the 3D splatter-like quality of this flick and the acting from Colin Farrell was spot on, similar to 'In Bruges' but with more attitude, however its hard to see...

4.0
0

firstly i wish to thank flicks for the wonderful experience to see such a awesome and funny movie it was my sons first 3D movie had a great storyline and was hillariously funny also had its fair share of scary parts thank you flicks

4.0
0

Thanks to Flicks & ED of course it was Awesome to go check out this movie with my husband..I thought myself it was a re-vamp of the original.. It brought back memories as I have seen the Original about 50 times on VHS as a young teenager.Not good that some of the movie was Blurry? dont know if it was meant to be like that thou but the in 3D the blood...

4.0
0

I've been looking forward to this film for some time as I was intrigued by the casting of Colin Farrell as a vampire. He didn't disappoint with a hilarious combination of cheesiness and menace. He was ably supported by David Tennant (so relieved to discover his character wasn't played by Russell Brand or Dave Navarro) & Anton Yelich. The 3D didn't...

0

I walked into the theater with the 1985 version stuck in my head. Was the new version going to be anything like it? The answer is no, while the storyline is still the same, it was re-vamped for the modern audience, with the make-up and special effects to wow the audience in 3D, and it definately wowed me. The scare factor wasn't really in it, but yes,...

0

Went to see the premier last night and loved it. Slow to start but both scary and funny. Loved the cameo thought that was a very nice touch. David Tennant was brilliant as Peter Vincent and really made the movie. Adored the reference to Twilight in there. Thanks Flicks!!!!

0

Went to Fright Night at the new cinema at the base hamilton, and i loved the movie it had alot of tension trough the whole thing never knowing what was coming next I couldnt turn away, alot of funny parts and always something happening! deffently think it will be one to buy :)

0

I attended the preview screening in Wellington last night and had a great, good old fashioned trashy horror time. The film finds a nice balance of retro throwback to the teen horror of the 80's while being modern at the same time. Colin Farrel was a highlight - you could tell he knew the right tone for his performance. He was a big vampire with cheesy...

3.0
0

I got exactly what I expected from this horror (?) with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Twilight fans need not apply - this is traditional vampire lore, and I appreciated the old school rules. Colin Farrell is back to his sexy seductive self, well supported by two newbies (I hadn't seen them before). David Tennant is also a pleasure to watch. While...

3.0
0

You'll like this if you liked Drag Me to Hell, a surreal mix of gore and fantasy plot (specifically Vampires, but not sparkling ones), some special eye-popping 3D bits. Good fun for Halloween to turn off ur brain and watch

3.0
0