Fright Night 2 Reluctantly, three troubled years after the blood-soaked events inFright Night(1985), the now twenty-year-old survivor, Charley Brewster, comes to terms with the freakishly improbable incident that scarred his adolescence. Still struggling to convince himself after countless sessions of therapy that the undead creatures of the night were only figments of his imagination, Charley carefully stays away from his former vampire-slaying companion, Peter Vincent. However, when the cryptic and mysteriously alluring actress, Regine Dandrige, and her motley crew of oddballs arrive in town, suddenly, Charley’s past creeps up on him to haunt him. Is history repeating itself?
An Obvious Homage to the Original
Fright Night 2 This is definitely a ‘reboot’ of the original, not a sequel to the Colin Farrell one. I was such a fan of the original that I appreciated the nods to the original script, and they also stayed close to the story- line and actual scenes in some cases. There was even the hint of the originals’ overall production look and music. They flipped enough of the original story to make this one feel more self contained. While not as perfect as the original, this one is fun enough to rank above what unfortunately passes for most B Horror popcorn movies these days. and felt more truthful than Colin’s version. The director clearly made this as an homage to the original, and if only the kids were as seasoned as Jaime Murray and Sean Powers, they could have actually been much more successful with the end result. I wasn’t disappointed at all but maybe just one more run through on the script would have been beneficial. Effects were great, production was great, but unfortunately the ‘kids’ here were not the stars in the making that those in the originals were. All of those continued into solid still active careers, although Geoffrey’s went into an ‘alternative’ route.