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I don't know what I'm doing. It's almost 3 in the morning and I'm burnt out. My brain is elsewhere and what's being typed right now is coming from the lost empty shell of a man. But that's alright, it'll probably make for better writing.
But anyway, I've wanted to say this for awhile and I just could never get around to it. But it's late, I'm out of my mind, and I think it's time to clear the air here. Just get it all out and let it be.
The Fright Night remake.
We know it's happening. They're probably done shooting. Who knows, who cares. But what's important is that they remade Fright Night. FRIGHT NIGHT. This movie is 80's horror GOLD. The original Fright Night has charm, class, and a perfect blend of humor and horror. It is the alpha and the omega of vampire movies. In short, it kicks ass.
But they're remaking it. Oh well, another remake right? It's not a big deal. Everybody pisses and moans about remakes. All over the internet people are complaining about the next remake but they'll go see it anyway. It's quite tiring actually. And I hate it. But here I am...doing it myself. I wasn't going to say anything. I really wasn't. But that was until I read something that just sent me over the edge. Here is a quote from an Interview MTV did with Dave Franco...one of the "stars" of Fright Night.
The original is CAMPY? How the fuck is it campy? Could it be the kid next door finding out his neighbor is a vampire so he seeks out the help of his favorite TV vampire killer? Is that campy? Oh wait...it's THE FUCKING PREMISE OF THE MOVIE. It's not campy, it's the movie. Dumbass."The original is very campy, very 80's in an awesome way...it's a cult classic. That movie would not work today. It's obviously the same concept, but a lot has changed to make everything make sense now."
Cult classic? I guess you could walk a fine line with this one. But what movie isn't a cult classic? And remaking a cult classic is a terrible idea. Nobody would fucking know what it is and the people that love the original are going to HATE your fucking movie. So what's the point?
That movie would not work today? I just made my fiance sit through it because I was hyping it up how amazing it is. And you know what? SHE FUCKING LOVED IT! You know why? Because it's AWESOME! There's a charm and connection you make with Fright Night. You watch it and Fright Night hits you in the heart. It's like watching family movies. It brings you back to the good old days when shit was REAL and AWESOME.
The concept is the same but a lot has changed to make it make sense now? What does that even fucking mean? So you took out EVERYTHING that made Fright Night, FRIGHT NIGHT. And you changed it all and made something shitty. Because it'll somehow make more sense. This new Peter Vincent looks like a douchebag. He's supposed to be a representation of Epic Horror legends Peter Cushing and Vincent Price. Not some fucked up Vegas magician douche. UGHN I can't stand it.
Why would you do that? Fright Night is genius and immensely entertaining. You want to take that all away and replace it with something sparkly. It just doesn't fucking make sense man. NO SENSE!
Fright Night 80's: Directed by Tom Holland, director of Child's Play.
Fright Night 10's: Directed by Craig Gillespie, director of...several TV commercials.
Fright Night remake, your movie is gonna blow so hard. I can't wait to watch it burn.