I wonder if in an alternate universe there are billboards that count the number of times Hollywood remakes a horror movie, as opposed to the amount of pollution in the air or rain forest being destroyed. Honestly, who cares about critical issues like those when there is yet another remake of an '80s icon coming? I have come to terms with remakes for the most part, but even I still think the sheer number of them is disenchanting.

We've known for a few months now that DreamWorks acquired Tom Holland's 1985 'boy who cried vampires next door' teen flick Fright Night with intent to update it, but now The Hollywood Reporter has pinned down the first major sign of progress on it. Marti Noxon has been hired to write the screenplay, which is a fitting choice for anyone who recognizes the name Marti Noxon. She was a writer-producer on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" for years (though now she's a staff writer on AMC's "Mad Men"), which is about as appropriate a proving ground one can find as far as vampire and comedy hybrids are concerned.
categories Movies, Horror