Conclusion: As my dear, departed Ma used to say, "Life isn't fair," and likewise neither are Blu-ray releases. Home theater enthusiasts always hope for (and often demand) perfection, but it's an often elusive quest. With that in mind, is this "new, improved" Fright Night perfect, or even an improvement?
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.
Conclusion: With amusing, tongue-in-cheek performance by the entire cast, Tom Holland's 'Fright Night' is a highly-entertaining and clever homage to classic horror cinema. The film and narrative is not only a throwback to the atmospheric styling of those movies, but an attempt to reintroduce and modernize their...
Summary: While the audio and video quality is top notch throughout, the supplements on this release are lame and the movie itself nothing more than forgettable entertainment, though a few interesting ideas and a good performance from Farrell can’t make up for the film’s flaws.
Excerpt: Let’s face it: The only reason Fright Night was remade is because it has vampires, and it can make the Twilight joke. That’s not saying the original was a terrible movie or wasn’t good enough to be remade. But really, can anyone say this would have happened if it weren’t for sparkles and wolfy?
Summary: Back to the whole remake business. It’s true that there appears to be a lack of originality in Hollywood these days. When you look at the sheer number of remakes and sequels it can cause one to despair somewhat. But remakes have been a part of Hollywood since almost the beginning.