Fright Night

Rated 3.0

This is certainly one of the better horror remakes of recent years. Colin Farrell is scary-funny as a vampire who moves in next door to Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) and his hot mom (Toni Collette). Farrell looks like he’s having a ball, and it’s as infectious as one of his nasty vampire bites. And those bites are nasty. When he sinks his teeth in, you feel it in your neck. Christopher Mintz-Plasse plays yet another cool, angry nerd as Evil Ed. When Mintz-Plasse gets the chance to go badass vampire, he relishes the opportunity. The ending is a little cliché, but the freeway chase that ends with a hilarious realty sign sight gag is most certainly not. It’s sad to see this one failing miserably at the box office. After the lameness of Twilight and the dwindling effectiveness of True Blood, it’s nice to see somebody putting the bad back in vampire. Farrell is one of the best bloodsuckers of all time.