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Watch First Fright Night Trailer

DreamWorks has premiered the first trailer and poster for Fright Night, director Craig Gillespie’s 3D remake of the cult-hit 1985 horror-comedy. It appears (perhaps unsurprisingly) far less campy than the original, with Colin Farrell delivering an intense and menacing take on Jerry (the role originated by Chris Sarandon).

Unfortunately, David Tennant’s Peter Vincent is virtually absent from the trailer, presumably because, as Slashfilm’s Russ Fischer contends, most of the footage is culled from the movie’s first act.

Fright Night, which opens on Aug. 19, also stars Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette.

Senior 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.


  • Prophet775

    how does sanctuary have better ratings than SGU. doesnt make sense… 

  • Michael Sacal

    Looks good!

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  • Jacob

     Wrong article, dude.

  • Jacob

    This looks pretty cool. I might even check out the original now. And, if I’m not mistaken, David Tennant is visible, briefly, at 2:10.

  • Faust

    That looks great! And looks to be more horror, than Horror/Comedy, which I like.

    And hello? Toni Collette!! Who is an amazing actress ( watch United States of Tara! ;) ) Actually, the whole cast looks pretty good, what with Farrell, and that main boy seeming better than average, plus Tennant (who I am sure will be great). 

    I’m pretty I saw the original too, but can’t really remember much, did it have some weird bathroom scene? Or was that ‘House’? haha…

  • Lewis4510

    The original Fright Night is basically Hitchcock’s Rear Window. But substitutes vampire for psychotic killer. 

  • Travis

    Got me excited!

  • Toneloak

    I am a big fan of the original (it’s 80’s-tastic how could I not? lol) anyway, as a fan this looks like a interesting & proper interpretation of the original. Then when you include the ghouls and transformations from the original the scale in which this can be told is very interesting and can be huge enough to be worth my time and money.

    Although, I am concerned about the spectacle nature of 3-D overwhelming the since of intensity that seems to be threaded throughout this production. Although, 3-D would be spot-on for the original.

    Side Note: I vote for Christina Hendrickson as the lead “Vamp” for any possible sequel.