There’s no doubt that the Craig Gillespie’s Fright Night remake will be one of the biggest horrors of the year, so it is very brave of him to push the violence and sexual content and end up with an R rating in the US. This usually means it will get an 18 certificate here in the UK, and that can only be a good thing. I full believe that horror can easily survive on tension and a good story, but every now and then I do enjoy to just have some fun with the good old sex and violence. The original Fright Night was a full on 80’s horror and will always be fondly remembered and there were doubts that a remake was even necessary. However, pushing the limits on the sex and violence can only be a good thing. Apparently the language is another cause for the rating so thanks Mr Gillespie for not playing it safe.
While we’re on the subject on the Fright Night remake, I have decided to share the new poster with you, remind you of the synopsis and also show you the trailer one more time. I remember not being all that fond of the trailer when it was first released, but as I said then, just maybe this was one of those trailers that did not show all the best bit. Anyway, enjoy!!
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton 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 (Colin 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 (Toni 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.
By Matt Wavish