Welcome To Fright Night
First images from horror remake online
After the vampy famine, the bloodsucking flood. For months now, we've been waiting for a sneak peek at Craig Gillespie's Fright Night, the remake of the classic '80s horror-comedy, and now here come six images, all at once.
Three of the shots debuted online yesterday, but today we can bring you three exclusive brand-new stills from the film, which relocates the action from a small American town to Las Vegas.
The shots introduce the main characters: Anton Yelchin as Charley Brewster, a teenage boy who begins to suspect that his new next-door neighbour is a vampire; Colin Farrell as Jerry Dandridge, said fanged fiend; Brit actress Imogen Poots as Amy, Charley's girlfriend who becomes the object of Jerry's toothy affections; and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as 'Evil' Ed, Charley's best friend.
Only David Tennant, who plays Las Vegas stage magician and potential vampire killer, Peter Vincent, is missing from the big reveal. For your world-exclusive first look at him, you'll have to pick up the next issue of Empire, on sale April 28 (subscribe to Empire today so you don't miss out!).
First impressions? This seems to be a very different take on the magnificent Tom Holland original, which starred Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon, and William Ragsdale. After all, that movie never had a scene where 'Evil' Ed winds up in a swimming pool, or where Jerry bares his fangs at Charley while outside. But, particularly with the shot of Charley holding up a crucifix, there seems to be a degree of faithfulness here. And, as all Fright Night fans know, you have to have faith.
There's also a sleazier tone to these shots that indicate that this film might be playing up the sexual subtext of the 1985 flick. With Farrell as Dandridge (and he looks like a great fit for the role), that's almost to be expected.
Do you agree? What's your take on the first six images from this latest horror remake?
Fright Night is out on September 2.