Fright Night (2011)
Fright Night Synopsis
Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.
Fright Night Release Date
In Theaters August 19, 2011
Fright Night Credits
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Sandra Vergara, Asim Ahmad, Emily Montague, Charlie B. Brown
Written by: Marti Noxon
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Produced by: Michael De Luca, Michael J. Gaeta, Alison R. Rosenzweig
Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures
External Info: Fright Night Official Website
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