One of my favorite movies from the 1980s is the horror/comedy, Fright Night. It was released in theaters on August 2, 1985 and starred Chris Sarandon, i.e. Prince Humperdinck from The Princess Bride, William Ragsdale (who can be seen as Gary in the FX series Justified) and Roddy McDowall (best known for his role in the Planet of the Apes movies in the late 1960s an early 1970s). The movie was about a teenage boy who discovers the suave, single guy living next door is a vampire.
Since Hollywood is resurrecting everything 80s these days, it’s no surprise a remake was announced and is due in theaters on August 19, 2011. Same basic plot, but now the movie stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Colin Farrell (Crazy Heart), Toni Collette (The United States of Tara), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass), David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre). Check out the trailer below and let me know your thoughts? Have you seen the 1985 version?