In this NEW trailer, we see that Peter Vincent is now, like, 25, and is a magician/Chriss Angel/douchebag type clearly modelled on Russell Brand. So why didn't they just cast him?
Also, who is this 20-going-on-60 teenager they have playing the lead? Who is that? The kid in the original at least was charming and vaguely cute! This guy looks like he's someone's dad.
I hate how generic the blond girlfriend is now - nothing compared to Amanda Bearse in the original 1985 version. Ugh., I can't even imagine what horrid music will be playing in that nightclub. However, I would totally fuck Colin Farrell as The Vampire.
The actor playing Charley, is Anton Yelchin he was in Terminator Salvation as Kyle Reese and in Star Trek as Pavel Chekov and he is 22. I don't think he is bad looking, I thought he was kind of cute and good in Terminator Salvation although that movie was kind of eh and a mixed bag. But you are right he kind of looks funny in this movie.
"I hurt" - Karen Cooper "Night Of The Living Dead"
It looks okay. I liked Anton Yelchin in Star Trek but he tends to be annoying and to be in a lot of awful movies like Hearts in Atlantis.
I'm sure I will never end up watching this though, it's just I never thought the first one was good because the story was so great I mean it was just a really really dumbed down teen version of Dracula.
The reason it's so awesome was beause of the cast. Roddy McDowell as the vampire hunter. Chris Sarandon as the vampire. Ragsdale as Charlie.
Ragsdale is an underrated actor. There is a general rule in Hollywood, "Nobody follows Andrew McCarthy." But Ragsdale took over for him in Mannequin 2 and he became the face of the Mannequin franchise.
I've always liked Anton Yelchin. I know him as Byrd from Huff, the failed Hank Azaria Showtime series. Hey, you know what it's like to be an actor. You look at a script, ponder its box office potential, then throw the dice. You go in and do your work, then walk away, hoping for the best. I guess he crapped out here. But he's young and talented. He'll bounce back. Of course, I used to say the same thing about Colin Farrell. so...
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There is a general rule in Hollywood, "Nobody follows Andrew McCarthy." But Ragsdale took over for him in Mannequin 2 and he became the face of the Mannequin franchise.
This is true. It's so sad that Kristy Swanson could never quite live up to Kim Cattrall's performance, however, which is what I think eventually killed the franchise.
"Another great thing about being 70,000 light years away from the nearest Starfleet vessel is that once we finally get back to Earth, we can makeup bullshit stories. Off the top of my head: 'We met Amelia Earhart,' 'We singlehandedly eliminated most of the Borg fleet' or 'Paris and I turned into giant pink lizards and mated.'"
Many of the actors are good, but I can't see around the leading lady's breasts, which were thrust repeatedly into the camera at various points throughout the preview, to determine as to whether or not I'll enjoy the film. I love the original, though.
With the exception of the best friend and the vampire, this has "fail" written all over it in the casting dept. The guy and his girlfriend look too old and hot, the mom looks too young and hot, and Peter Vincent is just so... WTF ? The charm of the original was Roddy McDowall was sort of an unsure, older, borderline has-been which made the character endearing to an audience (esp when he makes that story arc to stop Jerry and everyone is rooting for him). This remake just comes off as shallow with a lot of special fx and might as well be a music video. I'm surprised it's not in 3D.
It seems to be that in this version Charley Brewster doesn't believe Jerry Dandridge is a vampire and that McLovin has to convince him he is.
That's bullshit and completely the opposite of the original. It was Charley's certainty that his neighbour was a vampire from almost the very first scene that drove the whole film. And Evil Ed didn't believe him ("Fuuuck you, Brewster!") right up until the very moment he meets Jerry at the end of an alley.
I remember I used to have the FRIGHT NIGHT novelisation written by John Skipp and Craig Spector. I wish I still had it because that thing was damn good.