Should we really be excited about a synopsis being released for a film that’s a remake? Don’t we kind of know where the story is headed if we’ve seen the original? Either way, DreamWorks has released the official synopsis for Fright Night, the revamp to the 1985 horror film of the same name. Take a look and see if you notice any changes…
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.”
Yep, we’re pretty sure that’s the exact same plot. Visually the film might have some differences because there’s a 25 year gap between the two, but it seems like the same old, same old. What do you think?
Fright Night hits theaters on August 19, 2011.
What do you think of the synopsis for Fright Night?