History Film / FrightNight2011

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: In the original, Ed is a cackling, wisecracking weirdo, making his moniker "Evil Ed" fitting. In the remake, he's more of a traditional "dweeb" as well as much more serious.
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** Peter tells Charley he won't be joining his "[[Series/ScoobyDoo Scooby Gang]]," which could double as a reference to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.

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** Peter tells Charley he won't be joining his "[[Series/ScoobyDoo "[[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Scooby Gang]]," which could double as a reference to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
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** 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''.

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** Peter tells Charley he won't be joining his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer "[[Series/ScoobyDoo Scooby Gang]]. Bonus points for the movie being written by Marti Noxon, who was one of the writers on ''Buffy''.Gang]]," which could double as a reference to ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
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* FlufflyTheTerrible: Lamdpaded. "''Jerry'' the vampire?!"

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* FlufflyTheTerrible: Lamdpaded.FluffyTheTerrible: Lampshaded. "''Jerry'' the vampire?!"
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite being on the poster, no axes are used at all during the film.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Well...]]there is one, but it's not a fire axe.
** Also no vampires in the film have red eyes, as the poster believes it to you.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite being on the poster, no axes are used at all during the film.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Well...]]there is one, but it's not
Charley never uses a fire axe.
** Also no vampires
axe in the film have film, and Jerry never has red eyes, as the poster believes it to you.eyes.
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* CreditsMontage: The closing credits include clips from the film.
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Turns out [[spoiler:Peter knows full well that vampires are real; he only chooses to ignore it. The reason being that, when he was a child, he witnessed a vampire killing his parents. Said vampire turns out to be Jerry himself]].

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Turns out [[spoiler:Peter knows full well that vampires are real; he only chooses to ignore it. The reason being that, when he was a child, he witnessed a vampire killing his parents. Said vampire turns out to be parents get killed by a vampire: Jerry himself]].
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Ed. He seems particularly fixated on forcing Charley to hang out with him after Charley has effectively cut all ties with him. After [[spoiler:Charley stakes him]], Ed says that he loves him, though this could be for [[spoiler:sparing him from the curse of vampirism]].
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Jerry is again the BigBad, the remake removes all traces of [[EvenEvilHasStandards the sublimated humanity]] he pointedly displays in the original. Ed outright states in the beginning that Jerry has no tortured, sympathetic depths like all those fictional vampires.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Ed. He seems particularly fixated on forcing Charley to hang out with him after Charley has effectively cut all ties with him. After [[spoiler:Charley stakes him]], Ed says that he loves him, though this could be for [[spoiler:sparing him from the curse of vampirism]].



* BrosBeforeHoes: {{Subverted|Trope}}, even if the plot seems to move toward this for a while. Ed feels betrayed and has every single reason for that: Charley cut all contacts with his former friends, afraid that being connected with bunch of nerds will destroy his prospects with Amy. [[spoiler:Eventually, Amy calls Charley out on being a jerk for doing so and admitting that his NiceGuy persona was what really appealed to her.]]
** Gets additional subtext after [[spoiler:Ed returns as a vampire]], openly blaming Charley for his state and how everything fell apart because of his betrayal. Not to mention [[spoiler:how devastated Charley gets after staking long-life friend]].



* ConvectionSchmonvection: Despite Charley's fire-retardant clothing, he was burning long enough to feel some extreme pain if not burned. This may be why he [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance faints briefly and is out of it for a few seconds once the battle is over]]]].

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Despite Charley's fire-retardant clothing, he was burning long enough to feel some extreme pain if not burned. This may be why he [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance faints briefly and is out The next scene, his bare torso has no traces of it for a few seconds once the battle is over]]]].trauma.



* DisappearedDad: Charley's and in Peter's case, his dad and his [[MissingMom mother]] as well [[spoiler:but [[YouKilledMyFather there is a good reason for that]]]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Jerry's attacks come off as being reminiscent of sexual assault.
** Except for his performing a voluntary [[spoiler:vampirization on Ed]], which looks like a baptism.
** And then there's Jerry getting [[spoiler:Vampire!Amy]] to suck blood from a wound in his chest while he grips her hair and arches his head back. This is a scene straight out of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' where the titular character forces a woman to drink from a wound in his chest in a similar manner.

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* DisappearedDad: Charley's and in Peter's case, his dad and his [[MissingMom mother]] as well [[spoiler:but [[YouKilledMyFather there is a good reason for that]]]].
that]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Jerry's attacks come off as being reminiscent of sexual assault.
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assault. Except for his performing a voluntary [[spoiler:vampirization on Ed]], which looks like a baptism.
** And then there's Jerry getting [[spoiler:Vampire!Amy]] to suck blood from a wound in his chest while he grips her hair and arches his head back. This is a scene straight out of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' where the titular character forces a woman to drink from a wound in his chest in a similar manner.
baptism.



* {{Expy}}: As noted above, Charley is essentially a male [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]], while Jerry is [[CompositeCharacter a mix of Spike and Angelus]].



* FlufflyTheTerrible: Lamdpaded. "''Jerry'' the vampire?!"



* {{Homage}}: Jerry getting [[spoiler:Amy]] to suck blood from a wound in his chest while he grips her hair and arches his head back. This is a scene straight out of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' where the titular character forces a woman to drink from a wound in his chest in a similar manner.



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Jerry allows Charley to think his rescue of Doris has been successful, only to have her explode into flames and die as soon as they get out into sunlight, for no other reason than to screw with him]].
** [[spoiler:When Jerry reveals that he is the vampire that fed on and murdered Peter's parents. He expresses that Peter has his mother's eyes. And one unsuccessful attempt at shooting him later, his father's aim]].

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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[[spoiler:Jerry allows Charley to think his rescue of Doris has been successful, only to have her explode into flames and die as soon as they get out into sunlight, for no other reason than to screw with him]].
** [[spoiler:When Jerry reveals that he is the vampire that fed on and murdered Peter's parents. He expresses that As Peter unsuccessfully tries to shoot him, Jerry says that he has his mother's eyes. And one unsuccessful attempt at shooting him later, eyes... and his father's aim]].



* LargeHam: Jerry! Which leads to EvilIsHammy because vampire lords love their drama.
** Again, Creator/DavidTennant as Peter Vincent, both on stage and in person when talking with Charley.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Jerry! Which leads to EvilIsHammy because vampire lords love their drama.
** Again, Creator/DavidTennant as Peter Vincent, both on stage and in person when talking with Charley.



* MoreThanMindControl: Jerry uses this from time to time when he's not using brute force to turn others. He uses a nice mix of old-fashioned manipulation and temptation to pull people under his sway to turn them into vampires.
** [[spoiler:It's implied that the reason Amy didn't resist him when he gave her a vampire kiss was due to a mix of his blood and her secret attraction to him.]]

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* MoreThanMindControl: Jerry uses this from time to time when he's not using brute force to turn others. He uses a nice mix of old-fashioned manipulation and temptation to pull people under his sway to turn them into vampires.
** [[spoiler:It's
vampires. It's implied that the reason Amy didn't resist him when he gave her a vampire kiss was due to a mix of his blood and her secret attraction to him.]]



* MrFanservice: Creator/DavidTennant, shirtless and in leather trousers. You're welcome.
** RealityEnsues: Peter points out that leather trousers really don't "breathe" and spends a good amount of time pulling on them to get comfortable. Although shirtless David Tennant in leather trousers rubbing his crotch is also pretty effective {{Fanservice}}.
* MustBeInvited:
** Jerry makes several attempts to get one. When he fails, [[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist he simply blows up the Brewsters' house]]]].
-->'''Jerry:''' [[spoiler:Don't need an invitation if there's no house.]]
** Ed finds out the hard way that this trope doesn't work if a home has been abandoned.
** They use [[LoopholeAbuse technicalities]] to their advantage, like [[spoiler:casually inviting a deliveryman in for an unusually late night package]].

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* MrFanservice: MrFanservice:
**
Creator/DavidTennant, shirtless and in leather trousers. You're welcome.
** RealityEnsues: Peter points out that leather trousers really don't "breathe" and spends a good amount of time pulling on them to get comfortable. Although shirtless David Tennant in leather trousers rubbing Colin Farrel shows off his crotch is also pretty effective {{Fanservice}}.
muscular torso on several occasions.
* MustBeInvited:
MustBeInvited: One of the rules for vampires, which gets in the way of their hunting on several occasions.
** Jerry makes several attempts to get one. When he fails, [[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist he simply blows up the Brewsters' house]]]].
-->'''Jerry:''' [[spoiler:Don't need
inside Charley's house, but Charley purposefully resists giving him an invitation if there's no house.]]
invitation. This forces Jerry to take more desperate measures.
** Ed finds out the hard way that this trope [[LoopholeAbuse doesn't work work]] if a home has been abandoned.
** They use [[LoopholeAbuse technicalities]] Jerry finds a clever way to their advantage, like [[spoiler:casually inviting a deliveryman defeat this trope by [[spoiler:sending Ed in for an unusually late night package]].the guise of a delivery man]] to get invited into Peter's home.



*** [[spoiler:Vampire!Amy's]] GameFace looks like a CGI version of [[spoiler:the original Vampire!Amy's]] GameFace.

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*** [[spoiler:Vampire!Amy's]] [[spoiler:Amy's]] GameFace looks like a CGI version of [[spoiler:the original Vampire!Amy's]] Amy's]] GameFace.



** Just when you think they've turned Peter into a Criss Angel clone, he pulls off the facial hair and wig, resembling something much closer to Roddy [=McDowall's=] character (albeit with some Music/MickJagger rubbed on).
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: {{Inverted|Trope}} and {{Lampshaded}} by Charley.
-->'''Charley''': "''Jerry''?" What kind of name is that for a ''vampire''?



** Budweiser

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** BudweiserCharley gives Jerry Budweiser while name-dropping the brand, though the dialogue suggests that it's not particularly special beer.



** Century 21 real estate
** Midori-brand liquor

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** Century 21 real estate
estate. Charley's mom works for them, and their signs are all over the neighborhood.
** Midori-brand liquorliquor, which Peter chugs.



* ProgressivelyPrettier: Amy, from a realistically cute girl in the original movie, to a Hollywood knockout everyone lampshades as out of Charley's league. Matched to the change in their relationship: the original Charley was a horror geek and not the most attentive boyfriend, while here he treats his shared interests with Ed as his UnmanlySecret past in trying to be cool enough for her. (She likes him anyway.)

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** Waste Management's logo is on all trash cans and the dumpster, which are visible quite a lot in the first act.
* ProgressivelyPrettier: Amy, from a realistically cute girl in In the original movie, to film, Amy is an unexceptional high school girl who suddenly matures into a sexy woman [[EvilIsSexy when she turns evil]]. In the remake, she starts out as a Hollywood knockout whom everyone lampshades as out of Charley's league. Matched to the change in their relationship: the original Charley was a horror geek and not the most attentive boyfriend, while here he treats his shared interests with Ed as his UnmanlySecret past in trying to be cool enough for her. (She likes him anyway.)



* RealityEnsues:
** Characters repeatedly hurt their legs by falling from sizable heights.
** See SoftGlass below.

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* RealityEnsues:
**
RealityEnsues: Characters repeatedly hurt their legs by falling from sizable heights.
** See SoftGlass below.
heights.



* RemakeCameo: [[spoiler:Chris Sarandon, the original Jerry Dandridge, ends up being [[DeathByCameo a snack for the new Jerry Dandridge]].]]
* SequelHook:
** Peter notes that Jerry's part of a specific vampire breed.
** Jerry himself heavily implies werewolves are real.
* SettingUpdate: The remake is set in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, with Peter Vincent turned into a Criss Angel-esque figure. As Charley and Ed both point out, it makes a very good place for vampires (lots of people work night shift, people move in and out of there all the time).

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* RemakeCameo: [[spoiler:Chris Sarandon, the original Jerry Dandridge, ends up being [[DeathByCameo a snack for the new Jerry Dandridge]].]]
Jerry]].
* SequelHook:
**
SequelHook: Peter notes that Jerry's part of a specific vampire breed.
** Jerry himself heavily implies werewolves are real.
* SettingUpdate: The In the original, Robert is a HorrorHost, a job that has since become obsolete, so the remake is set in UsefulNotes/LasVegas, with Peter Vincent turned into changes him to a Criss Angel-esque figure. As Charley Angel {{expy}} and consequently moves the setting to UsefulNotes/LasVegas. Ed both point out, out that it makes a very good place for vampires (lots of people work night shift, people move in and out of there all the time).



** The film's portrayal of vampirism is in general similar to the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'s, with vampires being able to switch in-and-out of GameFace and [[NoBodyLeftBehind collapsing into dust when they die]].
** When Peter points a crucifixion nail from his collection at [[spoiler:a vampirised Ed]], the gesture is exactly the same one [[Creator/DavidTennant the actor]] would use for [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor's sonic screwdriver]]. The fact that the screwdriver is, [[TechnicalPacifist quite deliberately]], not a weapon, and the Doctor usually ends up fleeing from the MonsterOfTheWeek until he can come up with a better idea might also foreshadow the fact that Peter just points it uselessly at his enemy before having to run away.
** Ed mentions ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.

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** The film's portrayal of vampirism is in general similar to the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'s, with vampires being able to switch in-and-out of GameFace and [[NoBodyLeftBehind collapsing into dust when they die]].
** When Peter points a crucifixion nail from his collection at [[spoiler:a vampirised Ed]], the gesture is exactly the same one [[Creator/DavidTennant the actor]] would use for [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor's sonic screwdriver]]. The fact that the screwdriver is, [[TechnicalPacifist quite deliberately]], not a weapon, and the Doctor usually ends up fleeing from the MonsterOfTheWeek until he can come up with a better idea might also foreshadow the fact that Peter just points it uselessly at his enemy before having to run away.\n
** Ed mentions compares Jerry to the shark in ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' and ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.also mentions ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
** Charley tells Ed that he's read too much ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', which Ed finds insulting on multiple levels.



* SoftGlass:
** {{Averted|Trope}} unlike so many other films. Every time a character breaks glass, be it a window or a [[spoiler:display case]], they hit it with something else rather than punching through it.
*** Taken to TruthInTelevision level in HilariousOuttakes reel, where glass-made door was hit with a bucket of paint at full force, only for the bucket to bounce off. And then again. And again. And ''again''. The film crew had to replace standard glass installed in such doors with much thinner one to finally break it down for the scene.
** Jerry plays this straight because he's a vampire.
* SpecialPersonNormalName: Jerry the Vampire.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Charley," not "Charlie."
* {{Suburbia}}: Most of the movie is set in a new middle-class residential development, a little island of identical houses surrounded by desert.

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* SoftGlass:
** {{Averted|Trope}} unlike so many other films. Every time a character breaks glass, be it a window or a [[spoiler:display case]], they hit it with something else rather than punching through it.
*** Taken to TruthInTelevision level in HilariousOuttakes reel, where glass-made door was hit with a bucket of paint at full force, only for the bucket to bounce off. And then again. And again. And ''again''. The film crew had to replace standard glass installed in such doors with much thinner one to finally break it down for the scene.
** Jerry plays this straight because he's a vampire.
* SpecialPersonNormalName: Jerry the Vampire.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's "Charley," not "Charlie."
Vampire.
* {{Suburbia}}: Most of the movie is set in a new middle-class residential development, a little island of identical houses surrounded by desert. Aerial shots at the beginning emphasize the homogeny of the homes and the banal, wholesome ambiance of the neighborhood.



** Also happens with Amy when she tries shooting silver bullets at Jerry. As he happily informs her, that only hurts werewolves. [[spoiler:She follows it up with holy water, which DOES hurt vampires.]]

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** Also happens with Amy when she tries shooting silver bullets at Jerry. As he happily informs her, that only hurts werewolves. [[spoiler:She follows it up with holy water, which DOES ''does'' hurt vampires.]]



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: [[spoiler:Peter's backstory with Jerry.]]
* YourVampiresSuck:
** Ed takes great offense when Charley accuses him of reading ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. May also count as FridgeBrilliance. Ed's [[NamedLikeMyName formal name]] ''is'' Edward.

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: [[spoiler:Peter's backstory with Jerry.]]
YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler:Jerry killed Peter's parents]].
* YourVampiresSuck:
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YourVampiresSuck: Ed takes great offense when Charley accuses him of reading ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. May also count as FridgeBrilliance. Ed's [[NamedLikeMyName formal name]] ''is'' Edward.
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* ProgressivelyPrettier: Amy, from a realistically cute girl in the original movie, to a Hollywood knockout everyone lampshades as out of Charley's league. Matched to the change in their relationship: the original Charley was a horror geek and not the most attentive boyfriend, while here he treats his shared interests with Ed as his UnmanlySecret past in trying to be cool enough for her. (She likes him anyway.)
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