Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Fright Night (4)
(Watch the Trailer)
The original 1985 Tom Hollard film.
A horror obsessed teenaged boy gets a new neighbour who moves in with what looks like a coffin. It doesn't take him long to realize he is a vampire but with the discovery comes a whole new danger to him and the people he loves.
I love old horror flicks. They didn't have all the computer crap that floods most horror films these days and in a way that makes it all the more believable and enjoyable to watch. In this film the use of make-up on the vampires and the props/puppets made were amazing and made it more real to me. Yes, this was more of a comedy horror type movie, but it was still great to see these things really come alive. Who doesn't love a good monster? And man, that chick was REALLY scary looking. *shiver*
I am not a horror buff but I really enjoy vampire movies, books and what not yet this was the first time I have ever heard of the vampires being able to change into bats AND wolves. Crazy. I'm not sure where that idea came from and it was kind of interesting to see...first time I've heard of that side of the whole 'myth'.
The acting in this is just what you would expect it to be. It's perfect for the tone the movie was going for and I can totally see why this became such a cult horror film. It was fun, funny, scary, sexy and a little bit different. To be honest, I really liked the story and I felt like there wasn't a lot of time wasted with filler like random romance or any of that normal horror movie garabage. It just cuts right to it and doesn't stop until the epic ending. Awesome. Still, this is not supposed to be taken serious. Just so you know.
I heart vampire movies. And fun horror, especially anything from the 80s or early 90s and this one was beyond fantastic!
Note: This movie was recently re-made with Colin Farrel, and my favourite Doctor, David Tennant. It's set for release on August the 19th in Canada and looks promising but definitely different than the original but it's that always the case now...anywho, check out the trailer.