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Fright Night (2011)
This a remake to the cult classic Fright Night (1985) which was such an awesome film. This remake on the other hand… The parts that hit, definitely hit but the parts that missed… Boy did they miss.
When Charley notices that his new neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) only comes out at night he starts to notice that the rate of people disappearing starts to grow rapidly. When his childhood friend Ed tries to tell Charley that his neighbor is a vampire, he doesn’t believe him and leaves Ed to fend for himself.
When Charley finds out Ed was reported missing he searches a bit deeper into his neighbor’s house. What he finds there, only proves his friend’s assumption.
With Jerry knowing that Charley knows the truth there’s only one thing to do… Kill him. Now it’s up to Charley, his girlfriend, and a “vampire hunter” to put an end to Jerry’s destructive path.
If you’re looking for a modern remake of a cult classic film, look elsewhere. Colin Farrell does a decent job as a vampire, the CGI in this film is for the most part, straight garbage. Majority of the acting is dull, boring, the dialogue seems so forced. Also, not enough Evil Ed… Which loses so many points off the bat.
The few changes they made wasn’t enough. This is one of the films that you can add to the “shitty remake” pile.
Fright Night, originally wasn’t as huge as The Lost Boys, or Near Dark but it had a huge following. Sadly, this remake does nothing for the original beside smacking it on the face.
4.5/10 rotting corpses
I Spit On Your Grave (2010)
Jennifer Hill, a young writer decides to rent a desolated cabin to work on her new book. When she stops by a gas station to get directions, one of the 4 dudes there approaches her. After she turns him down, he bumps into something and spills water all over himself. Embarrassed by this, he just looks at her.
When she gets to her cabin she tries to settle in. The camera shows her undressing. A few scenes later, Johnny (main dude from gas station) and his buddies let themselves in. This is where the movie really picks up.
If you’ve seen the original of this one, you know what happens to her. This remake, is a little different. Now for those who haven’t seen either, in this one, the guys make her go down on a liquor bottle, and a barrel of a gun. She manages to escape, and lucky her! She finds a cop. Yay… Oh… Never mind. He ends up taking her back to the cabin where she gets sexually assaulted, by all 5 of them. It goes from the cabin to the woods.
She manages to escape, and they search day in and day out for her. As the search continues, she makes an appearance. This time, she isn’t taking any prisoners.
“You already did that… Remember?”
This is where the movie comes to life, how this chick can go after one by one and not only do them worse, but kill them in the process. This is where the remake shines, the deaths aren’t the same from the original. Now do NOT let that steer you away… The deaths were all awesome. The rape scene in this one wasn’t as bad or as long as it was in the original.
You want more info before seeing it? Two words for all of you…
7/10 rotting corpses
The remake compared to the original.
Remake= no water
Remake= no church
Remake= no disposal of bodies
Remake= rape scene not as long as original. (which most might prefer)