Friday Release: Cult horror 'Fright Night' makes a comeback!

Movies | | August 17, 2011, 9:03 pm
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Anton received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film-Leading Young Actor for his role in 'Hearts in Atlantis'.

Anton received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film-Leading Young Actor for his role in 'Hearts in Atlantis'.

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Fright Night is scheduled for general release on August 19, 2011 in Real D 3D.

Fright Night is scheduled for general release on August 19, 2011 in Real D 3D.

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In addition to his live-action screen performances, Mintz-Plasse was heard as the voice of Giuseppe in the animated hit 'Marmaduke,' as well as Fishlegs in DreamWorks' animation blockbuster 'How to Train Your Dragon.'

In addition to his live-action screen performances, Mintz-Plasse was heard as the voice of Giuseppe in the animated hit 'Marmaduke,' as well as Fishlegs in DreamWorks' animation blockbuster 'How to Train Your Dragon.'

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Christopher Mintz-plasse has starred in 'Role Models' and 'Kick-Ass.'

Christopher Mintz-plasse has starred in 'Role Models' and 'Kick-Ass.'

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Farrell said he felt like he'd had four or five years where he'd done more dramatic pieces and played characters that weren't really having a good time in their lives for a variety of reasons, and h'd wanted to do something lighter.

Farrell said he felt like he'd had four or five years where he'd done more dramatic pieces and played characters that weren't really having a good time in their lives for a variety of reasons, and h'd wanted to do something lighter.

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High school senior Charley Brewster suspects that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige is a vampire, after several disappearances in the area, and decides to investigate. The film is not a sequel but a 3D remake of the 1985 classic.

High school senior Charley Brewster suspects that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige is a vampire, after several disappearances in the area, and decides to investigate. The film is not a sequel but a 3D remake of the 1985 classic.

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Farrell said playing the villain was great, although the character's more on the periphery than he was in the original, and there's more attention paid to Anton's journey from boyhood to manhood.

Farrell said playing the villain was great, although the character's more on the periphery than he was in the original, and there's more attention paid to Anton's journey from boyhood to manhood.

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Farrell's other feature film credits include 'The Way Back,' 'London Boulevard,' 'Ondine,' and 'Pride and Glory.'

Farrell's other feature film credits include 'The Way Back,' 'London Boulevard,' 'Ondine,' and 'Pride and Glory.'

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Christopher Mintz-plasse (Ed) was born in Los Angeles, California, and made his screen- acting debut with the role of Fogell in the hit comedy 'Superbad.'

Christopher Mintz-plasse (Ed) was born in Los Angeles, California, and made his screen- acting debut with the role of Fogell in the hit comedy 'Superbad.'

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Director) Craig Gillespie also did 'Lars and the Real Girl' impressed Farell with the script of Fright Night (2011).

Director) Craig Gillespie also did 'Lars and the Real Girl' impressed Farell with the script of Fright Night (2011).

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'Fright Night' will be distributed by the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group under the Touchstone Pictures division.

'Fright Night' will be distributed by the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group under the Touchstone Pictures division.

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'Fright Night,' a 3D update of the 1985 comedy cult favorite, stars Collin Farrell as Jerry, a sinister vampire who moves in next door to a naive high school student played by Anton Yelchin and his mother, played by Toni Collette. Text courtesy: Official Fright Night website and Reuters.

'Fright Night,' a 3D update of the 1985 comedy cult favorite, stars Collin Farrell as Jerry, a sinister vampire who moves in next door to a naive high school student played by Anton Yelchin and his mother, played by Toni Collette. Text courtesy: Official Fright Night website and Reuters.

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Dublin-born actor Colin Farrell plays a vampire in Fright Night (2011). Anton Yelchin (Charley Brewster) recently starred in 'The Beaver,' 'Charlie Bartlett,' 'Star Trek' and 'Terminator: Salvation.'

Dublin-born actor Colin Farrell plays a vampire in Fright Night (2011). Anton Yelchin (Charley Brewster) recently starred in 'The Beaver,' 'Charlie Bartlett,' 'Star Trek' and 'Terminator: Salvation.'

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For years, Colin Farrell's reputation as a party boy preceded him, but now he seems to have channeled his wild impulses into inspired performances in films such as 'Horrible Bosses,' 'In Bruges' and 'The Way Back.'

For years, Colin Farrell's reputation as a party boy preceded him, but now he seems to have channeled his wild impulses into inspired performances in films such as 'Horrible Bosses,' 'In Bruges' and 'The Way Back.'

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Human beings are always trying to bend and manipulate time to be in their favor and trying to defeat the ravages of age. And vampires are eternally young, although it'd probably be very annoying to be turned into one at 97, or 6. And then how they attack and feed off their prey seems very sensual and erotic -- biting the neck.

Human beings are always trying to bend and manipulate time to be in their favor and trying to defeat the ravages of age. And vampires are eternally young, although it'd probably be very annoying to be turned into one at 97, or 6. And then how they attack and feed off their prey seems very sensual and erotic -- biting the neck.

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In addition, Anton's feature film credits include 'I Love You' in which 12 filmmakers directed short films illustrating the universal theme of encountering love within the five boroughs of New York City.

In addition, Anton's feature film credits include 'I Love You' in which 12 filmmakers directed short films illustrating the universal theme of encountering love within the five boroughs of New York City.

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David Tennant (Peter Vincent) is a classically trained actor whose career spans film, television and theater. His role as the Tenth Doctor in the BBC series 'Dr. Who' earned him the National Television Awards Best Actor three years in a row, a Best Actor BAFTA Award in 2007 and the TV Quick Awards Best Actor in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

David Tennant (Peter Vincent) is a classically trained actor whose career spans film, television and theater. His role as the Tenth Doctor in the BBC series 'Dr. Who' earned him the National Television Awards Best Actor three years in a row, a Best Actor BAFTA Award in 2007 and the TV Quick Awards Best Actor in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

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The 2011 version of the horror classic keeps the original concept of a teen named Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) who is convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, though no one will believe him.

The 2011 version of the horror classic keeps the original concept of a teen named Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) who is convinced that his new neighbor is a vampire, though no one will believe him.