This film, like its subject matter, is undead. 'Mad Men' writer-producer Marti Noxon will be penning the DreamWorks Studios remake -- revamp? -- of Fright Night. Noxon, no stranger to the cult of smart and funny vampires, cut her teeth as a producer on both 'Angel' and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'

The project has been in development for some time. The 1985 cult classic horror-comedy originally starred William Ragsdale, pre-Herman's Head, as a teenager who learns his next door neighbor is a vampire, as well as Roddy McDowall, the cynical local late-night horror showcase host. Fans will probably best remember the movie for the graphic "crucifixing" of the over-the-top obnoxious Evil Eddie vampire character.
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