Like a lot of people from my generation, the original Fright Night is something of a seminal horror-comedy flick. I’m even one of the few who managed to see the original sequel when it came out on home video a few years later. Now it seems as if the remakes may be following the same pattern.
I’ll be honest. As much as I wanted to like the 2011 remake, in the end I found it very disappointing. Not that I really thought it was bad per se, just that I thought it failed to live up to its potential, especially when it came to Marti Noxon‘s script which seemed to indulge in cursing instead of actually giving the characters something to say. Anyway, just like with the original film, the sequel, Fright Night 2 is going to be a direct to home video sequel. The more interesting thing about it, though, is that it also seems to be indulging in the same sort of thing the original sequel did, with a particular gender switch and upping the sexiness by quite a bit. How will it all pan out? Well, I guess we’ll just have to wait until it hits the shelves to see for sure, but this trailer does look intriguing, anyway.
As a matter of fact, in a lot of ways, I find this trailer to be more reminiscent of the original movie than even the theatrical remake was. What do you guys think?
- San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Fright Night 2 Trailer to Take a Bite Out of Comic-Con (dreadcentral.com)
- Fright Night sequels rating revealed! (justintime3.wordpress.com)
- Fright Night (1985) vs. Fright Night (2011): Why the update’s far more old-fashioned than the classic (popwatch.ew.com)