Reviews and Problems with Fright Night 2: New Blood
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Fright Night 2: New Blood - Unrated
17 December 2013
Excerpt: Before we can even delve into any criticism of “Fright Night 2: New Blood” (2013), it must first be defined in regard to where it stands in this series. In 2011, the original “Fright Night” (1985) was rebooted with a cast of mostly-familiar famous faces inhabiting the classic roles. This film was not a success, critically or commercially.
Conclusion: I was strangely intrigued by what Fright Night 2: New Blood was going to bring to the table, so I am a bit more disappointed than I thought I could have been after actually seeing the film. Part of it comes from the film not actually being a sequel, but the dislike largely stems from the film being a bore overall. Some creative touches here and there did not win me over.
Excerpt: A purported sequel to the 2011 remake of Fright Night ( 3D Blu-ray review ), this movie is a loose retelling set in an entirely new locale, Romania. Fright Night 2: New Blood is not a true sequel, but a reimagining of the franchise using a new cast. In some ways, Fright Night 2 actually works better than the Fright Night remake, though it largely adheres to a similar formula using the franchise’s well-known characters.
Excerpt: Ahhh, vampires. Seemingly everywhere you turn, you can’t escape them and – here’s the kicker – they’re not even real! As I’ve mentioned in previous reviews for vampire movies, they’ve been around for ages and it would appear that right now it’s the most opportune time to cash in. With the myriad of vampire movies/books/TV shows and comic books out there, there’s not a lot of steadfast rules when it comes to these fictitious creatures.
Conclusion: Supposedly meant as a follow-up to 2011's surprisingly enjoyable remake, 'Fright Night 2: New Blood' is a head-scratching mess that combines the two original vampire movies from the late 80s while also feeling a lot like a remake of Gillespie's movie with Colin Farrell. Bad as it is however, director Eduardo Rodriguez injects plenty of visual flare into the low-budget production and Jaime Murray's hypnotic performance makes it somewhat tolerable.
Conclusion: The filmmakers seem to think that offering a female vampire is some sort of new idea, which begs the question of whether they've heard of any number of films from Dracula's Daughter to The Vampire Lovers . But even putting that issue aside, Fright Night 2: New Blood suffers from a tired, predictable plot and a lack of the goofy fun that made the original Tom Holland opus so entertaining.
Summary: Fright Night 2 er noget mere gyser-agtig end sin forgænger, men det gør egentlig ikke noget. Det er en god fortælling, der fungerer godt med det ungdomsmiljø, der udspiller sig i. Jeg var fint underholdt, men man skal være forberedt på, at det er en blodig fornøjelse.
Summary: Charley (Will Payne), Ed (Chris Waller) en Amy (Sacha Parkinson) gaan een studie volgen in Roemenië. Hier krijgen ze les van de aantrekkelijke professor Dandrdidge (Jaime Murray). Op het eerste gezicht lijkt er weinig mis te zijn met hun nieuwe professor, maar Charley komt er al snel achter dat er iets niet helemaal in de haak is.