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According to its official plot synopsis, "Fright Night" is a horror-comedy, but you wouldn't really know it from the trailer that showed last night at the MTV Movie Awards, and is now online courtesy of Shock Till You Drop. We showed you a quick clip from the film a few days ago, and reactions were pretty mixed, but now we've got the full trailer.
Sure there are a few one-liners, taking shots at "Twilight" and...invitations, but the tone is surprisingly serious, and of course it's all shot through that "Twilight"/"Underworld" murky blue filter that has me cranking my brightness all the way up to even get a vague sense of what's going on.
The film, a remake of the 1985 film of the same name, is about zero-turned-hero Charlie Brewster, who finally has it all going on before discovering that his new neighbor may in fact be a vampire. Since Charlie is now dating the hottest girl in school, and vampires like hot girls, conflicts arise. Especially since he and his best friend can't seem to convince anybody else of their suspicions.
What the world needs now is vampires fighting with a lot of fire and arrows coming from all directions, so the world's getting it. Colin Farrell is sort of an inspired casting choice, bringing a lot of natural charm and charisma, but I kind of wish they let him unleash the Irish accent instead of what sounds like a rather stilted American. There aren't enough Irish vampires. Also he seems to call people "guy" a lot; it sounds he has a future career in the sales department of every office. Maybe they're saving it for the sequel.
"Fright Night," stars Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette, and and "Doctor Who" fan-favorite David Tennant as some sort of Criss Angel type marketing himself as a vampire expert. It seems like this movie's right on the edge of being a lot of fun, but we'll find out when it comes out on August 19th. In 3D.
Watch the trailer for "Fright Night":