I know we as a people need to be conscious of living green and recycling, but I don’t think Hollywood needs to hold itself to that standard. Alas, that doesn’t keep them from recycling more than a darn waste plant. Consider the case of FRIGHT NIGHT.
FRIGHT NIGHT first hit theaters in 1985, written and directed by Tom Holland. Many view it as a classic. Then, it was remade in 2011, starring Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell. It was actually pretty good, but nobody saw it. That hasn’t stopped them from announcing a sequel, albeit one that is direct to DVD/Blu-Ray. Yuck.
Now, we know what the sequel is about, and it sounds like a complete rehash of the original story (and its remake), except that it takes place in Romania. It’s going to have characters that died in the first film, and another vampire named Jerry, except it’s a lady vamp named Gerri (played by Jaime Murray). It screams instant classic, don’t it? Here’s the official synopsis:
When high school student Charlie attends a study abroad program with his horror obsessed friend “Evil” Ed and ex-girlfriend AMY in Romania, he soon discovers their young attractive professor Gerri (Jaime Murray) is a real life vampire. Too bad no one believes him. In fact, Evil Ed finds it amusing and it only feeds his vampire obsession. When Gerri turns Ed, Charlie seeks out Peter Vincent, the infamous vampire hunter (well, he plays one on TV) who is in Romania filming his show “Fright Night,” to teach him how to take down Gerri before she gets to Amy, who’s blood will cure Gerri of spending eternity as a vampire.
I’ll admit that Jaime Murray is a good choice for a vampire (she freaked the hell out of me on DEXTER and SPARTACUS), but not in this film.