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If you blinked and missed the debut of David Tennant as Peter Vincent in the first trailer for Fright Night, you’ll be pleased with this new teaser, which premiered last night on the MTV Movie Awards. In addition to several shots of the former Doctor, with and without his stage wig, we get more footage of Colin Farrell as the terrifying vampire neighbor who can’t be bothered to wait for his invitation into the Brewster home.
Directed by Craig Gillespie, the 3D remake of the cult-hit 1985 horror-comedy also stars Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. Fright Night opens on Aug. 19.
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.