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FRIGHT NIGHT (2011)

title: FRIGHT NIGHT
year: 2011
cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant
rating: **

When a relatively big budget film, using abundant computer effects, tries to be an old school cheesy thriller, it’s sort of like a millionaire bumming for change. There’s really no purpose – other than the fact those indie horrors became cult classics, so those proverbial coins might be worth something. Well here’s a remake that cuts too quickly to the chase, so by the time the mysterious new neighbor, played by Collin Farrell (resembling a bionic John Stamos), becomes a known enemy to our hero... taking away from the suspenseful concept of a teen living next door to a guy who might be a vampire… we’re too exhausted to enjoy potentially worthwhile side-characters like David Tennant as a pretentious TV-star vampire slayer, or Charlie’s geeky best friend who knows what’s up before anyone. Farrell seems to savor the role, but is too busy posing like a magazine ad to be truly formidable. The roaring lion sound effects and vampires turning into computerized beasts doesn’t help either. And Anton Yelchin's Charlie isn't vulnerable enough to make the villain seem more frightening. But one thing this film has going for it is sexuality: when Farrell sinks his teeth into two hypnotized lady victims, sparks fly – but not for long enough. Soon we’re back on the rollercoaster ride… but isn’t a Fun House not only scarier, but more entertaining?
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