Fright Night - Poster
Fright Night Poster © 2011 Dreamworks

This horror film is based on the 1985 Fright Night by Tom Holland. Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) is a high school senior who’s on top of the world, that is, until Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door and Charlie discovers that he is a vampire preying on the neighborhood.

Doctor Who fans will note that this film also features David Tennant who left the title role at the start of 2010. David plays Peter Vincent in this version.

We have the Official One Sheet poster. This remake is due in theatres in August.

The original post has also been updated with the new pics.

Official Information

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door.

He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right and everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice.

After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he’s telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

Directed by Craig Gillespie. Screenplay by Marti Noxon, based on the film Fright Night by Tom Holland. Stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots and Toni Collette. Produced by Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig with Executive Producers Ray Angelic, Josh Bratman, Michael Gaeta and Lloyd Ivan Miller

US and Canada release August 19, 2011
UK release September 2, 2011
Australia release August 18, 2011


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online