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Empire has premiered the third trailer for DreamWorks’ Fright Night, director Craig Gillespie’s 3D remake of the cult-hit 1985 horror-comedy.
As you probably already know, the update is much less campy than the original, with Colin Farrell playing Jerry Dandridge much more menacing and predatory than Chris Sarandon did. But David Tennant’s Peter Vincent and Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Evil Ed are on hand to lighten the mood a bit.
Don’t miss Spinoff Online’s Fright Night panel report from Comic-Con International. The film, which also stars Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette, 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.