Fright Night (2011)

Mostly I don’t like exposition but sometimes you need something to explain character motivations, the film just jumps in assuming you know that the neighbour is a vampire, I honestly thought I had accidentally skipped 5 minutes of the film and had to check. It makes no sense as some parts of the film had me rolling my eyes with how boring or stupid the character and director decisions were. There are a handful of exciting moments and cool ideas but this is always juxtaposed with boredom. Not as memorable as the original film, a weaker remake on all fronts except technical, even that they don’t always get right, some of the CGI looks fake (especially the awfully directed pretentious ‘long take’ whilst they are driving the car). The vampire hunter and nerd are the only interesting characters. A few good scenes cannot save a lifeless film.

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