Official Synopsis For Fright Night Revealed, Chris Sarandon To Cameo
When a film hides its official synopsis, it's typically an attempt to raise an air of mystery about a project. It usually works quite well when you're dealing with characters like Batman or Superman, as those two characters have been through thousands upon thousands of stories and keep getting into new ones. It's not as effective when you're remaking a horror movie from the 80s.
Bloody Disgusting has gotten their hands on the first official synopsis for Craig Gillespie's Fright Night, the remake of the 1985 film from writer/director Tom Holland. Here's the big shocker: it sounds exactly like the original. The only thing missing is a mention of Peter Vincent, the vampire hunter/washed up actor played by Roddy McDowall, but considering that we know David Tennant has taken over the role, we know he's still involved. Check out the synopsis below:
"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."
In another bit of interesting news about the film, the site also says that Chris Sarandon, who played Jerry in Holland's film, will show up for a cameo in the remake. Also breaking: this may be the most predictable article I've ever written.
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