History Film / FrightNight2011

18th Jul '16 9:13:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Charley starts testing Jerry to see if he can enter the house uninvited, even to just grab some beers from across the threshold, Jerry figures it out immediately. [[And gives Charley no time to prepare himself further, blowing up Charley's house moments later.]] [[spoiler: Subverted by the end of the film, however, where he shows Charley exactly where to stake him.]]
4th Jul '16 2:04:30 AM randomguy399
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* ShoutOut: Peter tells Charley he won't be joining his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scooby gang]].

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* ShoutOut: Peter tells Charley he won't be joining his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scooby gang]]. Bonus points for the movie being written by Marti Noxon, who was one of the writers on ''Buffy''.
19th Jun '16 5:34:16 PM DevinMeenan
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** The film's portrayal of vampirism is in general similar to the {{Buffyverse}}'s, with vampires being able to switch in-and-out of GameFace and [[NoBodyLeftBehind collapsing into dust when they die.]]
19th Jun '16 5:05:53 PM DevinMeenan
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* EpicFlail: Amy uses one.



* EpicFlail: Amy uses one.

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* EpicFlail: Amy uses one.{{Expy}}: As noted above, Charley is essentially a male [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]], while Jerry is [[CompositeCharacter a mix of Spike and Angelus.]]
19th Jun '16 4:47:50 PM JamesAustin
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''Fright Night'' (2011) is a remake of the cult [[Film/FrightNight1985 1985 horror-comedy hit]], starring Colin Farrell, AntonYelchin, Creator/DavidTennant, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It drops the Peter Vincent BecomingTheMask story and turns Charley into a Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}-type character, with Jerry resembling both Spike (suave and cool) and Angelus (loves to kill and psychologically torture his victims), and Peter as a UsefulNotes/LasVegas showman instead of a former actor.

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''Fright Night'' (2011) is a remake of the cult [[Film/FrightNight1985 1985 horror-comedy hit]], starring Colin Farrell, AntonYelchin, Creator/AntonYelchin, Creator/DavidTennant, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It drops the Peter Vincent BecomingTheMask story and turns Charley into a Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}-type character, with Jerry resembling both Spike (suave and cool) and Angelus (loves to kill and psychologically torture his victims), and Peter as a UsefulNotes/LasVegas showman instead of a former actor.
19th May '16 9:57:48 AM SpocktorWho
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* NotSoDifferent: Charley berates Peter for his refusal to help, but Peter explains that [[spoiler:when his parents were killed, the only reason he survived was because he was smart enough to hide...which is exactly what Charley did while Jerry fed on Doris; ''his'' first close encounter with a vampire.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: Charley berates Peter for his refusal to help, but Peter explains that [[spoiler:when his parents were killed, the only reason he survived was because he was smart enough to hide... which is exactly what Charley did while Jerry fed on Doris; ''his'' first close encounter with a vampire.]]
21st Apr '16 5:32:09 AM Morgenthaler
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In late 2012, a direct-to-video sequel was announced under a different studio to be shot in Romania. It was later announced that the sequel would be a remake of the original film (and remake of the remake) with Charley, Amy, Peter and "Evil" Ed coming back, with Jerry [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] as a woman named Gerri.

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In late 2012, a direct-to-video sequel was announced under a different studio to be shot in Romania. It was later announced that the sequel would be a remake of the original film (and remake of the remake) with Charley, Amy, Peter and "Evil" Ed coming back, with Jerry [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] as a woman named Gerri.Gerri, played by Creator/JaimeMurray.
27th Feb '16 9:34:04 PM jojo1228
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** GoGoEnslavement: Just like in the original movie, Amy inexplicably winds up in [[WomanInWhite a white dress]] when Charley finds her in the basement.

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** * GoGoEnslavement: Just like in the original movie, Amy inexplicably winds up in [[WomanInWhite a white dress]] when Charley finds her in the basement.


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*TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Jerry has Charley right where he can kill him, and what does he do? He tells him exactly how/where to stake a vampire. Cue massive facepalm from the audience]]
3rd Feb '16 4:27:51 PM ThallianGold
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Charley starts testing Jerry to see if he can enter the house uninvited, even to just grab some beers from across the threshold, Jerry figures it out immediately. [[And gives Charley no time to prepare himself further, blowing up Charley's house moments later.]] [[spoiler: Subverted by the end of the film, however, where he shows Charley exactly where to stake him.]]
3rd Feb '16 4:23:15 PM ThallianGold
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* PragmaticAdaptation: An odd twist on it, as both special effects and the subject matter have drastically changed since the original. Aside from Vincent being a stage magician instead of a horror show host, this version of Jerry revels in being a sexual predator, and Evil Ed's HoYay is so great even he comments on it eventually. Such frank treatment of sexuality would have been unthinkable in the 1985 version.
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