While the 2011 remake of ‘Fright Night’ starring Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and David Tennant was pretty good, I don’t think you’ll find too many people who would say that it needed a sequel like the original Tom Holland film. However, some suit went ahead and approved said sequel and it’s preparing for a straight to DVD release in October. Titled ‘Fright Night 2: New Blood’, fans of the previous installment might find that a few things have been changed around. A few really, really big things in fact.
Though the characters of Charley, “Evil” Ed, Amy, and Peter Vincent will be returning for the second film, none of Craig Gillespie’s actors from the first one will be. Instead, Will Payne, Chris Waller, Sacha Parkinson, and Sean Power will take over each part respectively. But that’s not even the biggest change. Farrell’s bloodsucking boy next door Jerry has turned into Jamie Murray’s sexy professor/vampire Gerri. At this point, it sounds like this is just a remake of the remake.
If you’re still interested in the new ‘Fright Night’ even after that, then here’s the first trailer for the film, followed by the official synopsis outlining the proceedings:
By day Gerri Dandridge a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and “Evil” Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a “new moon virgin,” which just so happens to be Charley’s ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called “Fright Night,” to drive a stake through Gerri’s plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death.
While the premise doesn’t sound completely terrible, I have no idea why they had to attach the ‘Fright Night’ name to it. Sure, it has brand recognition, but this is just too different to be related to the first one. I know that some horror franchises have been known to do this every once in a while, but I’ve never really been a fan of that approach to things. Just change some names and make it a standalone original movie.
What do you think about this completely different ‘Fright Night’ sequel? Do you think that it’s sexier than it’s predecessor? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.
Directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, ‘Fright Night 2: New Blood’ will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 1, 2013 to add to your Halloween viewing selections for the year.
Source: Comic Book Movie