Review: 'Fright Night 3D' Is The Reason Remakes Get A Bad Name

Let me preface this review by stating that even though I’m a HUGE fan of the original 1984 Tom Holland five-star horror outing, I’m well aware that even that film lifted ideas from others.  ("Rear Window" anyone?!)  But as the effective D.J. Caruso remake of sorts called "Disturbia" so defiantly showed, a rehash of ideas can sometimes turn out to be a good thing.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the sub-par outing "Fright Night 3D,"a terrible excuse to revisit Holland’s work that tries desperately to be daring and different, but ultimately succumbs to copying the original - badly.

High School kid Charley Brewster is a popular senior with good grades, a hot girlfriend and friends in high places.  He no longer has time for previous lower-status chums, especially childhood friend Ed Thompson, who continually warns Charley that his neighbor Jerry Dandrige may in fact be a vampire.  Ignoring the stories as paranoid delusions, Charley begins to take notice when Ed suddenly disappears and the scared kid eventually enlists the help of Vegas Vampire Magician Peter Vincent to help settle the score. Read More...


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