Review: Fright Night 2 – New Blood (DVD/BR)
The Review: So just what you needed right? A direct to video sequel to the remake of the 1985 cult horror film ‘Fright Night’. Not that it is a sequel as much as a remake of the remake as well as a remake of the sequel to the original… Oh hell I have no idea what this film is. Other than a bit pointless.
By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror.
So does this seq-make ( or re-qual) offer anything new? Well other than heaps of nudity ( although oddly not from the seemingly perpetual professional nude Jamie ) no. Not really. Even the blood isn’t that forthcoming.
Murray and the mostly unknown cast are fine, as are the FX (when they do happen). The payoff is well handled but it’s all a bit seen it all before.
Don’t get me wrong- this isn’t a terrible movie BUT if you have seen the original, it’s sequel or it’s remake, very quickly you will notice almost every element is borrowed from one or more of these far superior films. Yup this is DTV Lost Boys 3 territory fun at times but instantly forgettable. As original as a Katy Perry song and about as interesting, at least for those people who don’t get their kicks from bargain basement horror films.
So if you are a horror fan who (gasp!) has yet to see a Fright Night movie… Watch the 1985 original. Or it’s better than expected remake. At least that had Colin Farrell and David Tennant.
Reviewed By: Phil Hobden
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