FRIGHT NIGHT is bringing vampire back. Forget Team Jacob & Team Edward – I’m Team Jerry!

I am new to Fright Night. Actually I am new to the whole horror genre. It’s a genre, that generally isn’t for me. I don’t get enjoyment from being scared. I usually can’t sleep for days after seeing a horror film, and I’m still jumping at shadows weeks later. So when it was announced that Fright Night was being made, I didn’t really care as I had no intention of ever seeing this film. When I found out that I did in fact have to see it, I wasn’t happy. I was dragged kicking and screaming to the cinema. I may have been dragged kicking and screaming but I left the cinema laughing and squealing!

Fright Night brings Vampire back in a big way! In the words of the geeky Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) “this vampire is not broody or lovesick or noble, like the Twilight ones, this is more like the shark from Jaws, he kills, he feeds and he doesn’t stop until everyone around him is dead!”

The Vampire in question is Jerry (Colin Farrell). Jerry has moved in next door to Charlie (Anton Yelchin) and his mum (Toni Collette). All seems good, until people mysteriously start disappearing in the neighbourhood. Charlie’s ex-best friend, Ed, is convinced that it is all at the hands of  Jerry the Vampire! Charlie thinks his friend is crazy, but changes his mind when Ed goes missing. With the help of the mad illusionist Peter Vincent (David Tennant), Charlie has to kill Jerry in order to save Ed, his mum and his girlfriend, Amy (Imogen Poots).

Director Craig Gillespie’s casting of Colin Farrell as Jerry is inspiring! We all knew that Farrell could do drama and comedy but I was very doubtful he could do a kick ass vampire. I was wrong! He is spectacular in the role of this blood thirsty, killing machine! Forget about Team Jacob and Team Edward, I’m Team Jerry! Colin Farrell is bringing real vampire back.

Farrell has a great cast backing him up. This film could have been quite camp/vampy but the acting by the cast, and the direction from Craig Gillespie, saves it from that. They make it an enjoyable, edge of your seat ride that you are happy to take with them.

If I was to have one complaint, it would be that this film is in 3D. There really is no need for 3D! Except for a few pebbles and blood coming out at the audience, the 3D adds nothing to the picture, except make some of the scenes darker than required.

I am hapy to say that I am now the one dragging people to see Fright Night. It is a fun night at the cinema. I laughed, I jumped and I squirmed – all in a good way. I would never have thought that I would say this but, I would rate Fright Night in my top films of 2011!

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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