I kind of feel bad for going to see Fright Night this weekend. For a couple of reasons:
1. I barely remember the original. I was 6 when it came out and maybe 8 when I saw it. My mom was going out for the night and told the babysitter she had both Fright Night and Sex, Lies, and Videotape on VHS. Which was apparently a big deal. The babysitter chose Fright Night and all I remember was being scared all to hell.
2. I can't stand Colin Farrell. He just seems really dirty. [So, so.... dirty... - Ed.] And I still want my $8 and hour and a half of my life back for Phone Booth.
Because I barely remember the original, I feel kind of guilty for thinking the remake was pretty fun. I enjoyed myself. Skeezy Colin Farrell makes a really good skeezy vampire. Crotch grabbing, foul mouthed David Tennant is almost entertaining enough for me to give Doctor Who a chance. Maybe if Doctor Who grabbed his crotch and said "fuck" occasionally, I would be more interested in watching. Also, kid from the new Star Trek made an adorable and believable hero type character. Even though he looks about 12.
My husband had seen the original in recent memory and his only complaint was that Colin Farrell was too creepy too quickly. I guess in the original, there's a good bit of the movie where you're not sure if Chris Sarandon is actually a vampire or if the kid is just a nutball. I like that angle. I'll probably revisit the original Fright Night as an adult. But I had fun with the remake. If you're not a crazy purist, you'll probaby like it too.
P.S. There was a preview for John Carter of Mars that looked both amazing and terrible. I'm totally going to see it.