As we get closer to the end of the remake series a reminder: the majority of the movies reviewed in Supernatural Saturday Night’s Remake series (Nightmare on Elm Street 2010, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Fog (2008), etc.) are a part of a remake contest. The DVDs can all be won or the winner can pick and choose. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for complete details. A complete list will be made available before a wrap up with a review of the Chloe Grace Moretz version of Carrie.
This week’s remake is Fright Night 2. The first thought for this movie would be ‘why’ hasn’t Super Marcey included this in her “Why” movie review column? The movie was extremely unoriginal.
With the exception of setting (a college campus) and a female vampire (Lady Bathory) and the complete lack of Colin Farrell or a cool cameo by Chris Sarandon, (star of the original) there was no originality in the Farrell remake and this sequel. Lady Bathory had emerged in this century as a college professor, who hero boy spies on.
The exact same concept with Peter Vincent deciding to ride in at the last minute and save the hero boy and his dream girl from being slaughtered by a vampire and hero boy’s best friend, nicknamed “Evil” in this movie. Hopefully male horror fans got the initial thrill of eye candy treat with the actress playing Lady Bathory as female fans would in the delight Colin Farrell played Jerry in the 2012 reboot. This base form of entertainment for a “hot minute” could not save this movie as I struggled not to fall asleep by playing Little Inferno so I could help my seven year old with the patterns in the morning on his own game.
For those who are anti-Twilight based on the ‘sparkle’ of the vampires can at least say there was at least a change in setting, they did not stay in Edward’s house the entire Saga. Lady Bathory was supposed to be evil and I’m silently praying that she kills them all to end the torture of sitting through one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.