Fright Night remake explained

Michael De Luca defends the project...


Vampires are all the rage right now. We know this.

But a remake of 1985’s classic Fright Night? Surely that’s dumping where you eat?

Last year it was confirmed that Buffy and Mad Men writer Marti Noxon would be penning an update of the vampire horror.

Now, producer Michael De Luca has spoken out in the project’s defence and explained his reasons for funding a new version.

He said to Collider:

“With all the romantic vampire stuff going on with The Vampire Diaries and True Blood and Twilight, the most obvious. We thought it would be interesting if, in this atmosphere of the way the vampire is being portrayed right now as a romantic object, under the wire of all that in the culture the real thing moves in next door.

“And the real thing is a killer. Just a predator. It’s the shark from Jaws.

"On the outside it’s a seductive package and it looks like a human being, but it’s just about ripping your throat out and drinking your blood. And introducing that kind of vampire into the current environment.”

Sounds not that bad. Don’t get us wrong, we love True Blood. But an antidote to the airy fairy, romanticised vampire tales that are doing the rounds would be fantastic.

Just a shame it had to be a remake.

Like the sound of this? Or is it just bleeding a classic dry? Talk to us...


    • napchier

      Jan 18th 2010, 9:11

      Splendid. I'm sick and tired of all those barbie doll vampires, 'Twilight' being the most obvious of those with vampires that twinkle in the sun light. I do however quite like True Blood, I feel there's a bit more of a gritty, rough edge to that one with some great ideas and development. Will be good to see 'Fright Night' bring something back to the genre that isn't heavily draped with teenage bells and whistles.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jan 18th 2010, 9:44

      I agree completely. Tis a shame that they are just remaking rather coming up with a fresh story. However, I'm a huge fan of the original but time has not been overly kind to Fright Night so lets hope they don't mess it up. I'll be interested to see who they cast as Peter Vincent!

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    • Bateman23

      Jan 20th 2010, 3:01

      They should do Fright Night 3... They will just ruin this again like all remakes.

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