Thursday, May 29, 2014

FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD (2013, USA) dir: Eduardo Rodriguez

I watched the new FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD last week. It's a sequel to the 2011 remake of FRIGHT NIGHT from 1985 but it's not a remake of the original sequel from 1988. Confused? ("You won't be after this episode of... 'Soap'", haha). I haven't watched the remake nor the original sequel. I miigh have watched the original film back in the day - but I don't actually remember anything from it! However, according to online sources the new sequel isn't a remake of the original sequel, it's a remake of the remake of the original film (!!!) o_O

Anyhoo, I thought the film was fun while I watched it. To the vampire film purist there's heaps to criticise; Garlic doesn't work on vampires but holy water does. And although vampires are usually fairly strong compared to humans this female vampire is almost a full-on Superman and can stop a speeding car by letting it ram into her. But, hey, this is not the kind of film for the ardent vampire mythology cult member. This is a horror-comedy after all (but still, I'm too much of a purist to not be annoyed by shit like that, pmsl).

As I said, the film is fun for the one viewing but now a week later I really don't have much recollection of the film nor the plot. It didn't leave much of an impression. I bought the DVD second hand from Blockbuster's. If you've got time on your hands (and could be arsed) there's a commentary track on the disc by the director and a couple of the producers.

6 comments:

  1. I like the Fright Night movies but I hope they stop with the remakes. I don't think the remakes were as good as the originals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mary. Yeah, I agree. Stop with the remakes!!! Thanks for your comment. :D

      Delete
  2. This was not sooo bad :) Kinda funny and let us not forget the originals were a lil ridiculous too. That is why I liked them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right, not too bad and fun to watch. I need to get the two original films!

      Delete
    2. I really enjoy the original Fright Night with the cool Evil Ed-kid, not the retarded one in this... but i haven't never seen the original sequel, and as I can understand that - it's pretty rare and hard to come by (unless you got the greens...) - well, I didn't like this one... and it's true that you don't remember so much of the plot, because you probably have gone on to better films... you gotta get the original one with Roddy McDowell, Chris Sarandon and the girl from Married With Children...? (not Christina Applegate)...

      Delete
    3. I have no idea how come I missed your comment at the door to the filter room, mate. But... thanks! I need to find the original films at some stage. Thanks for your comment.

      Delete