This is probably one of the toughest original vs remake decision I have to make. As I’m writing this out I still don’t know which one I’m going to pick. Both of these films were great, but it’s time to break them down and pick a winner.
Fright Night (1985) – This movie is a classic and could probably be the reason why so many people are in love with vampire films today. Let’s see what ImDb has to say about this film:
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbor is a vampire, no one will believe him.
Well in a sense, that really is all that goes on in this story. Don’t get me wrong the story was enjoyable, but it maybe could have been a little better if the story line was more in depth with the main character.
How was the acing in the film? Well the acting was very enjoyable, I thought that the film had a great all around cast and everyone really delivered. The story does a great job with allowing you to connect with the characters, like seriously, sometimes nobody listens to what any of us have to say, we’ve all been there Brewster! Great job from the cast though, really connected and made things enjoyable for us viewers.
This movie can honestly scare you, there are some really creepy scenes that can freak you out. We don’t really see any kills in this movie until the end, but the kill scenes were absolutely crazy and a little disturbing, will probably send chills down your spine. You have to appreciate the makeup designers in this film, because there were some really creepy shit in this movie. Just looking at Jerry’s vampire face will give you some serious nightmares. Overall this was a great movie that was highly enjoyable to watch. The story and acting were great. Although, I do wish that the directors would’ve went a little more in depth with Charlie Brewster’s character. The film can really care you with all the creepy scenes it has.
Fright Night (2011) – This is without a doubt one of the best remakes I have ever seen. Let’s see what IMDb has to say about this film :
A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire.
Basically the same thing as the first one, right? Yeah, kind of, but in this film we see more about Charlie and the relationship he has with his friends, mom, and girlfriend. Which was probably my only problem with the first film. This story was basically the same as the first one, it was good and highly enjoyable for it’s viewers.
The acting was great, I absolutely loved Colin Farrell as the character “Jerry,” thought he did an excellent job and fit the part nicely. The rest of the cast all had good performances as well, and again we are able to connect with the characters and they make the movie very enjoyable for us as well.
Was this movie scary? In my opinion, it wasn’t as scary as the first one. The vampires weren’t as creepy as the original film, but there were still some good scares. There were some intense ass scenes that can really make the viewer jump and definitely can keep them entertained. You can’t hide in your house if there’s no house left. Overall this was a good movie that was highly enjoyable. The story and acting were great, and the movie was scary, but just wasn’t as terrifying as the first one, in my opinion. The intense scene did very good things for this movie, the film is highly enjoyable.
Both of these movies were highly enjoyable and are absolutely worth a watch, but if I have to pick one, then I have to go with the original.
Fright Night (1985) – 8.5/10
Fright Night (2011) – 8/10