A remake of the 1985 original, teenager Charley Brewster (Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent (Tennant), a self proclaimed vampire killer and Las Vegas magician, to help him take down Jerry.
Even the addition of 3D, which so often feels superfluous, is deployed here with hair-raising effect.
– Adam Smith, Radio Times
Providing a matinee’s worth of excitement, this Fright Night manages to scare up more than a few chills.
– Roger Tennis, Cinemaclips.com
Believe it or not, this version of Fright Night is actually better than the original – packing in just the right amount of laughs and chills from a cast you’d expect to be above this sort of thing.
– David Edwards, Daily Mirror
Why is the whole thing so watchable? Farrell is extremely good value. So is Toni Collette as the sex-starved but sensible single mom of high-school hero Charlie.
– Charlotte O’Sullivan, This is London