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KJames199
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.28
Saw this. It was a movie. I've seen worse, but this was pretty stupid and the 3D wasn't anything special. Don't go out of your way. I could critique individual scenes or actors or whatnot, but it's Fright Night, c'mon. You know what you're getting here. Vampires and goofiness and McLovin and 3D blood splatters.

Would be interested in knowing how it compares to the original. Not interested enough to track down the original and watch it, though.

Highlights:
1)- The trailer for Wolverine Teaches A Giant Robot How To Fight (And, Presumably, Love):



2)- I kinda enjoyed the cover of 99 Problems that played over the closing credits:



So at least it started and ended on high notes?
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The original is very good, though admittedly from a very nostalgic place. If you grew up with a guy (or voluptuous girl) on local TV that introduced bad horror films while wearing a cheap cape and bad make-up, then you would love the old version.

My full review of the new Fright Night is here:
http://www.soundonsight.org/fright-night-is-a-solid-competent-horror-film-but-yet-unnecessary/

Looking forward to "Why Didn't they call this Rock-Em Sock-Em Robots?"




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.87
    Originally posted by KJames199
    Would be interested in knowing how it compares to the original. Not interested enough to track down the original and watch it, though.


This is why I hate people. Why do you bother saying this if you really don't care? If you really were 'interested, you could easily buy it at Best Buy or Target for $10 or less, you could get it through Netflix, you could easily find it online but then you say you really are not that interested or just too lazy to put a miniscule amount of effort in seeing the original film. I see comments like this and I feel that they are purposely made to annoy me.

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There is no way in hell McLovin is a better Evil Ed than Stephen Geoffreys... no way in hell.

And I still can't tell whether or not you 'like' a film. Can't you just say in your reviews "Yes, I liked this movie very much." or "No, I did not like this film at all." You're killing me Llakor!

(edited by Cerebus on 29.8.11 2130)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
I liked this one. Colin Ferrel plays a bad-ass vamp. Very menacing even when saying/doing otherwise normal things.
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Is there something about being a wrestling fan that makes you immune to nuance?

I liked it but the original was better.

To be fair, McLovin is playing a very different character from Evil Ed from the original film. For one thing, the dynamics are reversed. In the first film, Ed was the skeptic, in the new film Ed is the believer (in vampires).

At the risk of being nuanced, I would say that the original Evil Ed is a better character, but McLovin is the better actor.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by Llakor
    Is there something about being a wrestling fan that makes you immune to nuance?

    I liked it but the original was better.

    To be fair, McLovin is playing a very different character from Evil Ed from the original film. For one thing, the dynamics are reversed. In the first film, Ed was the skeptic, in the new film Ed is the believer (in vampires).

    At the risk of being nuanced, I would say that the original Evil Ed is a better character, but McLovin is the better actor.


Is he? He plays McLovin in everything. Not really acting. The original Evil was creepy with that weird voice. Wonder what happened to him?
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He went into gay porn (which adds a really weird subtext to the original film)



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#8 Posted on
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    There is no way in hell McLovin is a better Evil Ed than Stephen Geoffreys... no way in hell.


Whenever I hear anything about the original Fright Night, I immediately think of Evil Ed and his semi-famous tag line from the movie.







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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Also, does this version have a theme song by J. Geills Band? If not, I'll pass.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.28
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    This is why I hate people. Why do you bother saying this if you really don't care? If you really were 'interested, you could easily buy it at Best Buy or Target for $10 or less, you could get it through Netflix, you could easily find it online but then you say you really are not that interested or just too lazy to put a miniscule amount of effort in seeing the original film. I see comments like this and I feel that they are purposely made to annoy me.
You're a very intriguing individual.

I didn't want to go to Fright Night in the first place, but it wasn't my turn to pick the movie and I wasn't paying, so whatever. It was better than I expected (not saying much) so I was kinda curious as to how it compared to the original. Curious enough to spend a few minutes reading Llakor's review, but not SO curious as to spend 90 minutes watching the original movie.

Or the shorter version: "Some things, I find, are more interesting than other, different things."
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