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One man. One woman. Both fans of the original Fright Night. Two reviewers have stepped up to the plate to deliver their thoughts on the remake of the month. Both opinions are pretty damned different. Whose side will you be on?

Look for Fright Night in theatres on August 19th, 2011.

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.

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    • The Woman In Black

      It pains me to say it, but I have to side with Team Andrew here. I don’t especially consider the original to be sacred ground like so many others do, but I just didn’t feel any oomph from the remake at all. I’m a big fan of Farrell but really did not enjoy his performance here. He was neither charming nor menacing enough to win me over. No chemistry between Yelcin and Poots, and Collette just seemed to be going through the motions as well. Hell, Scott’s mom in MTV’s Teen Wolf seemed more engaged, and that’s really not saying much! Even the effects from KNB were subpar. The saving grace was David Tennant even though at times he seemed more Russell Brand than Peter Vincent. 2.5/5 from me with maybe an extra .25 just for Tennant’s giving his all, which is more than I felt from any other member of the cast and crew.

    Steve Barton

    You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.