“Fright Night,” is back in a new trailer, and Director Craig Gillespie is hoping the 3D film scores the same success that made the original 1985 “Fright Night” a comedy horror film classic. Can it repeat?
The 1985 film grossed $24.9 million worldwide, topped that year by only “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.” It starred Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys and Jonathan Stark.
In the 3D version, protagonist Charlie Brewster, played by Anton Yelchin, is a high-school senior who seems to have it all, including a hot girlfriend played by Imogeen Poots.
But after several murders in the neighborhood, he discovers that his next-door neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, played by Colin Farrell, is actually a blood-thirsty vampire.
Only no one seems to want to believe him, except for his dorky best friend Ed, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
The trailer sets up the movie, showing Charlie living it up until he meets his new next-door neighbor, who seems like a regular guy at first.
But after closer examination, Charlie thinks he’s a vampire bent on murder and mayhem.
He has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself and starts making plans to kill the vampire after he threatens to menace Charlie and his friends and family.
Fright Night comes to theaters on August 19th.
Check out the trailer below: