Fright Night

Fright Night (2011)


Craig Gillespie

This movie started interestingly enough with high school nerd turned stud Charlie Brewster showing off his untamed beauty of a girlfriend Imogen Poots, who, by the way, no one can really figure out how he got.

We meet his mother, played by Toni Colette, who is supposed to seem like a vulnerable bereaved widow left to raise her perfect child all by herself.

Enter Colin Farrel, who works hard at playing a construction hunk living in Las Vegas. Right away, we, the audience can tell there's something different about Farrel, but of course Colette and Poots are blinded by his tight t-shirt.

Superbad McLovin plays Farrel's vampire character's first victim. And it doesn't take long for Brewster to make daring and heroic uninvited investigative visits into Farrel's house, which seems to amuse Farrel.

There's a lot of kids who go up missing at the local school, a lot of pining after Poots, and a lot of Brewster being a hero.

Brewster eventually resorts to visiting the next David Copperfield wanna be in a stage show to ask him advice about killing a vampire and then . . .. fair audience .. . I shut it off and went to bed.

If I can't stop obsessing about work or money while I'm watching a movie, then direct craig gilespie isn't doing his job. Nice try though.