Fright Night
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  • It's sometimes amazing how you can watch a movie when you�re younger and think it�s scary but, when you watch the same movie several years later, you aren't frightened at all
  • When I first watched Fright Night, I was a pre-teen and I thought it was one of the scariest films I ever saw

    • by Steve
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      It’s sometimes amazing how you can watch a movie when you�re younger and think it�s scary but, when you watch the same movie several years later, you aren’t frightened at all.

      The movie Fright Night is like this.

      When I first watched Fright Night, I was a pre-teen and I thought it was one of the scariest films I ever saw. So, when we were looking for a good horror movie to watch last night, I figured that would be a good choice.

      I was definitely wrong about that.

      The movie was as far from scary as you could get; a bit of a disappointment considering you would think having vampires living next door to you would be something scary. By the time they got to the good special effects and actual moments that


      could have been frightening, I was actually getting tired and didn’t really care as long as it meant the movie was over with.

      In fact, rather than watching a horror film, my wife and I commented to each other that we felt like we were watching a bad 70s porno film at times. There wasn’t much nudity in the movie but the clothes and the bad background music reminded us of those types of films.

      After watching the film, I do also have to wonder just how stupid people were in the 80s. I grew up during that time but don�t remember a great deal about it and, if I were to base my knowledge on movies like this, I would have a bad opinion about it.

      First was the great police work ...


      • done early in the film. You have a bunch of murders going on in town and you have a witness come in saying he saw one of the victims go in the house and another victim being carried out in a plastic bag. Not only did the police officer apparently not believe him; he even took the witness into the house to interview the suspects inside; basically putting him in harm’s way.

        And, of course, the police lieutenant who did this didn’t exactly cover all bases with his interrogation. To paraphrase: ‘Did you kill someone?’ ‘No officer.’ ‘Ok, that’s good enough for me, have a great day.’

        It was also a little hard to believe that high school students who are studying trig still believe that, just because someone kills vampires in

        movies, they actually do it in real life too. This is something the main characters did when they recruited actor Peter Vincent (played by Roddy McDowell) to help them.

        That all being said, I still believe this movie doesn’t really deserve a bad rating. It didn’t scare us like we had hoped it would. But, it still managed to entertain us. I think it’s a good movie; it’s just wrongly classified. Rather than being a horror film, it fits better as an action film that just happens to have some undead monsters in it. Not quite as much action as Blade but a little more action than Interview with a Vampire. And, the special effects aren’t bad considering when it was made.

        If nothing else, it might be scary enough to frighten your kids.




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