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Based on 30 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 29 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Menace and mirth can cancel each other out. But the combo clicked in 1985's Fright Night (banish the 1988 sequel), and it clicks again in this frisky 3D remake. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Fright Night isn't quite a classic vampire movie, but it's refreshingly straightforward and self-deprecating. show more

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Fright is way too quick on its feet to be slowed by clichés. David Tennant seizes McDowall's role as Peter Vincent, now a Criss Angel-style clown vampire slayer. Christopher Mintz-Plasse was born to play a high school nerd. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    With the exception of a few stakes and crosses jumping from the screen, some bloody sprays here and there, and one creepy, claustrophobic car ride, the 3-D glasses are a hindrance, not an enhancement. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    You'll need a taste for nostalgia to really appreciate Fright Night, which knowingly blends Eighties cheese with Nineties snark - a combination that works better than it sounds. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    A steady supply of spiky humor and a game cast keep this cooking most of the way, though the pacing could have been tighter and the film seems as if it's about to end two or three times before it actually does. show more

  • 65
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Fright Night glides into its first climax with some funny touches but without building much structure or suspense. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    As in the earlier film, this one dances always at the edge of comedy. It especially has fun with the Rules of Vampire Behavior. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Plenty gory, but graced by a jovial sense of humor and an enjoyably guts-centric use of 3-D. show more

  • 75
    Washington Post

    It stands apart from the rehash pack by accomplishing something rival remakes rarely do: It improves on the premise it has been handed, producing a modernized version of a decades-old story that's superior to its predecessor in virtually every aspect. show more

  • June 24, 2012 sveetone
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    This movie was disappointing, sure Colin is sexy, but not at all seductive. The original Fright Night was very seductive , sexy and fun. I\'m glad that I waited for it to be on Showtime!

  • December 21, 2011 czeppa4
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    I really enjoyed this movie!

  • December 07, 2011 ab00000000107829
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    I\'m not sure why would people give 5 stars for a movie like this...oh well, guess different people have different taste in movies. I mean it wasn\'t the worst movie I\'ve seen but it certain doesn\'t deserve 4 or 5 stars. It\'s just one of those movie you watch to kill time. It has very predictable story line. I feel bad for Colin Farrell that he now has to make a movie like this....

  • September 17, 2011 anzaldua5
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    I loved them both. They were cool and the people in them also. Would they remake part two?

  • September 07, 2011 Kathy Gulliksen
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    Very impressed with the updated story. Not completely a redo of the old one.. has some new bits to the plot. Colin Farrell is sexy, subtle, scary. Like I think a vampire would be-- no messin around.... Why do they ALWAYS have the vampire making a huge bloody mess-- you do NOT waste the precious fluid ... hehhehheh

  • September 05, 2011 finleycisa
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    Loved it. It was like going to the movie as a kid. Funny, with just the right amount of scares. I don\'t like al the slasher type movies but this is more like the old fashion horror movie of legend and folklore, updated to make it feel like you where a pat of it.

  • August 30, 2011 uq00000000100244
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    Check out videos and movie trailers at, damn

  • August 27, 2011 riohondo30
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  • August 24, 2011 JoJo
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    cool but i loved the original

  • August 24, 2011 mhypnoguy1
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    Nobody could ever get me to believe that the remake is as good as the original. So many of these old remakes are being made and they just are not as good compared to the originals. Wake up Hollywood! come out with some new ideas.


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