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''Fright Night'' (2011) is a remake of the cult [[Film/FrightNight1985 1985 horror-comedy hit]], starring Colin Farrell, Creator/AntonYelchin, Creator/DavidTennant, Toni Collette, Creator/ImogenPoots, and Creator/ChristopherMintzPlasse. 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, Creator/ColinFarrell, Creator/AntonYelchin, Creator/DavidTennant, Toni Collette, Creator/ImogenPoots, and Creator/ChristopherMintzPlasse. 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.
31st Oct '16 9:24:15 AM kalel32688
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''Fright Night'' (2011) is a remake of the cult [[Film/FrightNight1985 1985 horror-comedy hit]], starring Colin Farrell, 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.

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''Fright Night'' (2011) is a remake of the cult [[Film/FrightNight1985 1985 horror-comedy hit]], starring Colin Farrell, Creator/AntonYelchin, Creator/DavidTennant, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots Creator/ImogenPoots, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.Creator/ChristopherMintzPlasse. 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.



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, played by Creator/JaimeMurray.

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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 Peter, and "Evil" Ed coming back, with Jerry [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] as a woman named Gerri, played by Creator/JaimeMurray.



* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler: Peter Vincent as a child hid and then run away while Jerry]] was busy eating his parents. When [[spoiler: Evil Ed]] shows up, he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm repeats his action]].

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* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler: Peter Vincent [[spoiler:Peter, as a child child, hid and then run away while Jerry]] was busy eating his parents. When [[spoiler: Evil [[spoiler:Evil Ed]] shows up, he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm repeats his action]]. action]].



** Jerry Dandridge BLOWS UP YOUR HOUSE.
** Even Amy and Charley's mom are upgraded. The former uses a flail and silver bullets, and the latter uses a realtor sign as a stake.

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** Jerry Dandridge BLOWS [[spoiler:BLOWS UP YOUR HOUSE.
HOUSE]].
** Even Amy and Charley's mom are upgraded. The upgraded; the former uses a flail and silver bullets, and the latter uses a realtor sign as a stake.



* AnAxeToGrind: Charley wields a battle axe one during his battle with [[spoiler:vampire Ed]]. He also is seen holding a normal one on the poster to the film.
* AssholeVictim: Mark, the JerkJock who goes out of his way to torment Ed at every posible opportunity.

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* AnAxeToGrind: Charley wields a battle axe one battleaxe during his battle with [[spoiler:vampire Ed]].[[spoiler:Vampire!Ed]]. He also is seen holding a normal one on the poster to the film.
* AssholeVictim: Mark, the JerkJock who goes out of his way to torment Ed at every posible possible opportunity.



** Same for Charley and Ed, as Charley looks devastated after he's forced to stake Ed.

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** Same for Charley and Ed, as Charley looks devastated after he's [[spoiler:he's forced to stake Ed.Ed]].



* BlackMail: Ed threatens to reveal some awful truths about Charley's past.
* BrosBeforeHoes: Subverted, even if the plot seems to move toward this for a while. Evil 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 she calls him 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]].

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* BlackMail: {{Blackmail}}: Ed threatens to reveal some awful truths about Charley's past.
past to force Charley to help him investigate Jerry.
* BrosBeforeHoes: Subverted, {{Subverted|Trope}}, even if the plot seems to move toward this for a while. Evil Ed feels betrayed and has every single reason for that - 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 she [[spoiler:Eventually, Amy calls him Charley out on being a jerk for doing so and admitting that his NiceGuy persona was what really appealed to her]].
her.]]
** Gets additional subtext after [[spoiler: Ed [[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 [[spoiler:how devastated Charley gets after staking long-life friend]]. friend]].



* CassandraTruth: Zigzagged; some will believe the story about the vampires and others don't.

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* CassandraTruth: Zigzagged; {{Zigzagged|Trope}}; some will believe the story about the vampires and others don't.



--> [[spoiler: '''Peter''': I guess I don't want to be a man like me, either.]]
* ChekhovsArmoury: Peter Vincent's collection of relics and weapons come in handy repeatedly over the course of the story.

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--> [[spoiler: '''Peter''': [[spoiler:'''Peter''': I guess I don't want to be a man like me, either.]]
* ChekhovsArmoury: Peter Vincent's Peter's collection of relics and weapons come in handy repeatedly over the course of the story.



## [[spoiler:The symbol that Charley photographs, which leads to Vincent's reaction to whom they were dealing with.]]
## [[spoiler:The camera focuses on a revolver in one of Peter Vincent's display cases, and Amy tries using it against Jerry later.]]

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## [[spoiler:The symbol that Charley photographs, which leads to Vincent's Peter's reaction to whom they were dealing with.]]
## [[spoiler:The camera focuses on a revolver in one of Peter Vincent's Peter's display cases, and Amy tries using it against Jerry later.]]



* ChekhovsLecture: Jerry takes a little time to tell Charley how to target the heart and stake it, which comes in useful when [[spoiler:vampire!Amy tries to bite him. Staking her off-center gets her off him ''and'' lets him save her later on.]]

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* ChekhovsLecture: Jerry takes a little time to tell Charley how to target the heart and stake it, which comes in useful when [[spoiler:vampire!Amy [[spoiler:Vampire!Amy tries to bite him. Staking her off-center gets her off him ''and'' lets him save her later on.]]on]].



* 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.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Despite being on the poster, no axes are used at all during the film
film.
** [[Series/DoctorWho Well...]] there ]]there is one, but it's not a fire axe.



* CowardlyLion: Peter Vincent spends a majority of the time going straight into panic mode, but when the chips are down, he finally proves he has a little bit of grit.
* CrazyPrepared: Peter Vincent has a panic room, guns with silver bullets and chalices kept full of holy water even while in a display case.
* CrossMeltingAura: It's unclear whether Jerry was able to overcome Charley's cross or was unaffected entirely, but either way it burst into flames when he grabbed it.
* DamselInDistress: As numerous viewers noted, GenderFlipped - it's Amy who saves helpless Charley from [[spoiler: Evil Ed]]. With a [[EpicFlail flail]], no less. Unlike the original movie, she can take care for herself pretty well.

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* CowardlyLion: Peter Vincent spends a majority of the time going straight into panic mode, but when the chips are down, he finally proves he has a little bit of grit.
* CrazyPrepared: Peter Vincent has a panic room, guns with silver bullets and chalices kept full of holy water even while in a display case.
* CrossMeltingAura: It's unclear whether Jerry was is able to overcome Charley's cross or was is unaffected entirely, but either way way, it burst bursts into flames when he grabbed grabs it.
* DamselInDistress: As numerous viewers noted, GenderFlipped - it's Amy who saves helpless Charley from [[spoiler: Evil Ed]].[[spoiler:Vampire!Ed]]. With a [[EpicFlail flail]], no less. Unlike in the original movie, she can take care for herself pretty well.



** Invoked by Jerry to Charley, when he was speaking to him about his mom and girlfriend. This leads Charley to become a Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}-type vampire slayer.

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** Invoked {{Invoked|Trope}} by Jerry to Charley, when he was speaking to him about his mom and girlfriend. This leads Charley to become a Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}-type vampire slayer.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Turns out [[spoiler: Peter Vincent 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]].
* DeadlyDelivery: One of the vampires impersonates a delivery guy so he will be invited inside and bypass the entry prohibition.
* DeathByCameo: Chris Sarandon, who played Jerry in the original, is one of Jerry's victims.
* DecompositeCharacter: Ed fills pretty much the same role he did in the original, with the added bonus of being the one who gets Charley involved instead of the reverse. However, his personality's been given a radical overhaul to make him more normal and sympathetic, and his over-the-top mannerisms and sneering, jerkish personality have been removed and placed in new character Mark.
* {{Determinator}}: Ed keeps kicking ass even after getting one of his arms taken off.
* 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]].]]

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Turns out [[spoiler: Peter Vincent [[spoiler:Peter knows full well that vampires are real, real; he only chooses to ignore it. The reason being that that, when he was a child child, he witnessed a vampire killing his parents. Said vampire turns out to be Jerry himself]].
* DeadlyDelivery: One of the vampires [[spoiler:Vampire!Ed impersonates a delivery guy so he will be invited inside Peter's penthouse and bypass the entry prohibition.
prohibition.]]
* DeathByCameo: Chris [[spoiler:Chris Sarandon, who played Jerry in the original, is one of Jerry's victims.
victims.]]
* DecompositeCharacter: Ed fills pretty much the same role he did in the original, with the added bonus of being the one who gets Charley involved instead of the reverse. However, his personality's been given a radical overhaul to make him more normal and sympathetic, and his over-the-top mannerisms and sneering, jerkish personality have been removed and placed in new character Mark.
Mark.
* {{Determinator}}: Ed [[spoiler:Ed keeps kicking ass even after getting one of his arms taken off.
off.]]
* 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]]]].



** 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.
* DontDoAnythingIWouldntDo: Given verbatim by Peter Vincent when he [[spoiler:leaves Charley and Amy alone so they can have sex]].

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** Except for his performing a voluntary [[spoiler: vampirization [[spoiler:vampirization on Ed]], which looks like a baptism.
** And then there's Jerry getting [[spoiler: vampire Amy]] [[spoiler:Vampire!Amy]] to suck blood from a wound in his chest, chest while he grips her hair and arches his head back.
* DontDoAnythingIWouldntDo: Given verbatim by Peter Vincent when he [[spoiler:leaves Charley and Amy alone in his penthouse so they can have sex]].



* DoubleEntendre: At the very end, when Charley is about to have sex with Amy, his mom calls. Charley tells her that he can't talk right now because "[[{{RagingStiffie}} something just came up]]."

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* DoubleEntendre: At the very end, when Charley is about to have sex with Amy, his mom calls. Charley calls and he tells her that he can't talk right now because "[[{{RagingStiffie}} something just came up]]."



* EpicFlail: Amy uses one.
* EvilGloating: Jerry has Charley right where he can kill him. What does he do? Point out the proper spot to stake a vampire -- which Charley didn't know previously. NiceJobFixingItVillain.

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* EpicFlail: Amy uses one.
one against [[spoiler:Vampire!Ed]].
* EvilGloating: Jerry [[spoiler:Jerry has Charley right where he can kill him. What does he do? Point out the proper spot to stake a vampire -- vampire...which Charley didn't know previously. NiceJobFixingItVillain.]]



* {{Expy}}: As noted above, Charley is essentially a male [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]], while Jerry is [[CompositeCharacter a mix of Spike and Angelus.]]
* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Second half of the film happens in less than twelve hours and the story as a whole is wrapped in three days.

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* {{Expy}}: As noted above, Charley is essentially a male [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]], while Jerry is [[CompositeCharacter a mix of Spike and Angelus.]]
Angelus]].
* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Second The second half of the film happens in less than twelve hours hours, and the story as a whole is wrapped in three days.



* GiveGeeksAChance:
* GiveGeeksAChance: The story starts some time after Amy already gave Charley a chance. He thinks it's because he dropped most of his "geek stuff" and alienated his former friends. [[spoiler: She picked him because of his geekiness, or rather for not being a JerkJock]].

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* GiveGeeksAChance:
* GiveGeeksAChance: The story starts some time after Amy already gave Charley a chance. He thinks it's because he dropped most of his "geek stuff" and alienated his former friends. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She picked him because ''because'' of his geekiness, or rather geekiness or, rather, for not being a JerkJock]]. JerkJock]].



* {{Guyliner}}: Part of Peter Vincent's stage look.
* HellBentForLeather: Peter Vincent hates it, but it's part of his costume.
* [[SheWillComeForMe He Will Come For Me]]: Invoked by Amy. The response is not what she was hoping for.

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* {{Guyliner}}: Part of Peter Vincent's Peter's stage look.
* HellBentForLeather: Peter Vincent hates it, but it's part of his costume.
* [[SheWillComeForMe He Will Come For Me]]: Invoked {{Invoked|Trope}} by Amy. The response is not what she was hoping for.



* HolyHandGrenade: The stake blessed by Saint Michael that supposedly restores the target's victims. [[spoiler:It works.]]

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* HolyHandGrenade: The stake blessed by Saint St. Michael that supposedly restores the target's victims. [[spoiler:It works.]]



** Charley and Amy are almost out of the club that is a part of Peter's penthouse complex. [[spoiler:Then Jerry shows up and Charley is caught by a bouncer and watches his girlfriend get turned]].
** When Charley realizes Jerry's kidnapped and imprisoned a woman, he attempts a [[BigDamnHeroes daring rescue]]. In the tensest ten minutes of the film, Charley sneaks in, frees her and narrowly escapes Jerry's attention repeatedly before breaking for freedom into sunlight and freedom. [[spoiler:Except Jerry turned the woman already, and was just toying with the both of them the entire time. She bursts into flames in the sun.]]
* IWasJustJoking: Peter's reaction to finding out that Charley had taken his suggestion about [[spoiler:setting himself on fire]] seriously. He suggested [[spoiler:setting *Jerry* on fire]], and he *was* completely serious. He was surprised that Peter took his suggestion after pointing out the obvious flaw in the plan [[spoiler:(how do you get close enough to stake a vampire while he's on fire?)]].
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Peter Vincent in Jerry's basement.
-->'''Peter:''' Oh shit. I may not be drunk enough for this.
* InstantExpert: Zigzagged. Charley looks up a guide on how to pick locks when trying to break into Jerry's house, but he gives up and looks for a key instead. However, only a little while later, he manages to pick the lock on [[spoiler:Doris' cell]] without consulting the guide again but it takes him a couple tries and several minutes.

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** Charley and Amy are almost out of the club that is a part of Peter's penthouse complex. [[spoiler:Then Jerry shows up and Charley is caught by a bouncer and watches his girlfriend get turned]].
turned.]]
** When Charley realizes Jerry's kidnapped and imprisoned a woman, his neighbor Doris, he attempts a [[BigDamnHeroes daring rescue]]. In the tensest ten minutes of the film, Charley sneaks in, frees her Doris and narrowly escapes Jerry's attention repeatedly before breaking for freedom into sunlight and freedom. [[spoiler:Except Jerry turned the woman Doris already, and was just toying with the both of them the entire time. She Doris bursts into flames in the sun.]]
* IWasJustJoking: Peter's reaction to finding out that Charley had taken his suggestion about [[spoiler:setting himself on fire]] seriously. He suggested [[spoiler:setting *Jerry* ''Jerry'' on fire]], and he *was* ''was'' completely serious. He was surprised that Peter took his suggestion after pointing out the obvious flaw in the plan [[spoiler:(how do you get close enough to stake a vampire while he's on fire?)]].
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Peter Vincent in Jerry's basement.
-->'''Peter:''' Oh Oh, shit. I may not be drunk enough for this.
* InstantExpert: Zigzagged.{{Zigzagged|Trope}}. Charley looks up a guide on how to pick locks when trying to break into Jerry's house, but he gives up and looks for a key instead. However, only a little while later, he manages to pick the lock on [[spoiler:Doris' [[spoiler:Doris's cell]] without consulting the guide again again, but it takes him a couple tries and several minutes.



** Charley tried to cut off and avoid Ed when he got a hot girlfriend and popular friends, and blew off Ed's concern that Jerry was a vampire -- only to discover Ed was right. Guilt and desire to protect his mother and Amy drive him to seek out Peter Vincent for help.
** Peter as well. He starts as a foul-mouthed, alcoholic prima donna who refuses to help Charley even after [[spoiler:Jerry killed everyone in the night club he lives above. He shows up at the end to help Charley defeat Jerry.]]

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** Charley tried to cut off and avoid Ed when he got a hot girlfriend and popular friends, and blew off Ed's concern that Jerry was a vampire -- vampire...only to discover Ed was right. Guilt and desire to protect his mother and Amy drive him to seek out Peter Vincent for help.
** Peter as well. He starts as a foul-mouthed, alcoholic prima donna who refuses to help Charley even after [[spoiler:Jerry killed everyone in the night club nightclub he lives above. He shows up at the end to help Charley defeat Jerry.]]Jerry]].



* 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 Vincent's parents. He expresses that Peter has his mother's eyes. And one unsuccessful attempt at shooting him later, his father's aim]].
* KillItWithFire: ...and a stake. This is Peter's suggestion on the best way to kill the vampire Jerry.

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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Jerry [[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 [[spoiler:When Jerry reveals that he is the vampire that fed on and murdered Peter Vincent's Peter's parents. He expresses that Peter has his mother's eyes. And one unsuccessful attempt at shooting him later, his father's aim]].
* KillItWithFire: ...and a stake. This is Peter's suggestion on the best way to kill the vampire Jerry.



* 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.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The vampires have this going on in their game face.
* MrFanservice: David Tennant; Shirtless; In leather trousers. You're welcome.
** RealityEnsues: Peter Vincent 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.

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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 old-fashioned manipulation and temptation to pull people under his sway to turn them into vampires.
** [[spoiler: It's [[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.]]
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The vampires have this going on in their game face.
GameFace.
* MrFanservice: David Tennant; Shirtless; In Creator/DavidTennant, shirtless and in leather trousers. You're welcome.
** RealityEnsues: Peter Vincent points out that leather trousers really don't "breathe", "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.{{Fanservice}}.



** Jerry makes several attempts to get one. When he fails, [[CombatPragmatist he simply blows up the Brewsters' house]].
-->'''Jerry:''' "Don't need an invitation if there's no house."

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** Jerry makes several attempts to get one. When he fails, [[CombatPragmatist [[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist he simply blows up the Brewsters' house]].
house]]]].
-->'''Jerry:''' "Don't [[spoiler:Don't need an invitation if there's no house."]]



** They use [[LoopholeAbuse technicalities]] to their advantage, like [[spoiler:casually inviting a deliveryman in for an unusually late night package.]]

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** They use [[LoopholeAbuse technicalities]] to their advantage, like [[spoiler:casually inviting a deliveryman in for an unusually late night package.]]package]].



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



** Just when you think they've turned Peter Vincent 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 Mick Jagger rubbed on).
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Inverted and {{Lampshaded}} by Charley.
-->'''Charley''': ''Jerry''? What kind of name is that for a ''vampire''?
* NightmareFace: The [[http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/images/stories/archive/vampire-jerry-big.jpg vampires]] but especially [[spoiler:[[http://basementrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fright-night-2011-imogen-poots-vampire-big-mouth.jpg Amy]]]].

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** Just when you think they've turned Peter Vincent 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 Mick Jagger Music/MickJagger rubbed on).
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Inverted {{Inverted|Trope}} and {{Lampshaded}} by Charley.
-->'''Charley''': ''Jerry''? "''Jerry''?" What kind of name is that for a ''vampire''?
* NightmareFace: The [[http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/images/stories/archive/vampire-jerry-big.jpg vampires]] vampires]], but especially [[spoiler:[[http://basementrejects.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fright-night-2011-imogen-poots-vampire-big-mouth.jpg Amy]]]].



* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Charley is so wigged out by Jerry bringing Doris into his apartment that he blows off Amy's advances, much to her irritation.
* 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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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Charley is so wigged out by Jerry bringing Doris into his apartment house that he blows off Amy's advances, much to her irritation.
* 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; Doris, ''his'' first close encounter with a vampire.]]vampire]].



** Charley reacts this way when [[spoiler:he finally manages to get Doris out of Jerry's house, only to have her suddenly turn into ash upon being exposed to sunlight]].



** Charley reacts this way when [[spoiler:he finally manages to get Doris out of Jerry's house, only to have her suddenly turn into ash upon being exposed to sunlight]].
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:Peter]] is forced into this position in the final battle. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, {{Reality Ensues}}, and after a brief display of badassery, he ends up on the floor being swarmed by vampires.]]

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** Charley reacts this way when [[spoiler:he finally manages to get Doris out of Jerry's house, only to have her suddenly turn into ash upon being exposed to sunlight]].
* OneManArmy: [[spoiler:Peter]] is forced into this position in the final battle. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, {{Reality Ensues}}, and Ensues}} and, after a brief display of badassery, he ends up on the floor being swarmed by vampires.]]



** They can't enter a house without an invitation [[spoiler:though they can find sneaky loopholes like pretending to be delivery boys, cornering people in abandoned buildings, or blowing the place up]]. They turn humans with a bite, are burned by holy water and can be turned instantly to dust by a stake to the heart or sunlight.
** Vincent's dialogue, referring to Jerry's lot as a particular "breed," suggests there might be other kinds of vampires out there.
** When Jerry is finally defeated, [[spoiler:black mists leave the turned victims' bodies due to the power of the [[HolyHandGrenade Stake of Saint Michael]],]] indicating that they were being possessed instead of truly turned.

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** They can't enter a house without an invitation [[spoiler:though they can find sneaky loopholes like pretending to be delivery boys, cornering people in abandoned buildings, or blowing the place up]]. They turn humans with a bite, are burned by holy water water, and can be turned instantly to dust by a stake to the heart or sunlight.
** Vincent's Peter's dialogue, referring to Jerry's lot as a particular "breed," suggests there might be other kinds of vampires out there.
** When Jerry is finally defeated, [[spoiler:black mists leave the turned victims' bodies due to the power of the [[HolyHandGrenade Stake of Saint Michael]],]] St. Michael]]]], indicating that they were being possessed instead of truly turned.



* 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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* PragmaticAdaptation: An odd twist on it, as both special effects and the subject matter have drastically changed since the original. Aside from Vincent Peter 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.



** When Peter's stake-gun fails: "Ooh, feckin' eBay!"
* QuickNip: Peter Vincent carries a hip flask for this purpose.

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** When Peter's stake-gun fails: "Ooh, feckin' "Oh, fuckin' eBay!"
* QuickNip: Peter Vincent carries a hip flask for this purpose.



* RemakeCameo: Chris Sarandon, the original Jerry Dandridge, ends up being [[DeathByCameo a snack for the new Jerry Dandridge]].
* SequelHook: Vincent notes that Jerry's part of a specific vampire breed. Jerry himself heavily implies werewolves are real.

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* RemakeCameo: Chris [[spoiler:Chris Sarandon, the original Jerry Dandridge, ends up being [[DeathByCameo a snack for the new Jerry Dandridge]].
Dandridge]].]]
* SequelHook: Vincent SequelHook:
** Peter
notes that Jerry's part of a specific vampire breed. breed.
**
Jerry himself heavily implies werewolves are real.



* 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''.
** The cardboard cut out that Ed beats up is [[StarCraft Jim Raynor]].
** Ed's desktop background is a picture of [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Fiddlesticks]]
** Charley's mom comments the house (which has numerous crosses and garlic hung from windows) looks like something out of ''Series/DarkShadows''.
** 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.
* SilverBullet: Amy shoots Jerry with some. [[spoiler:They don't work]].
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: In the remake trailer, Peter Vincent is seen for barely a second, with most of the trailer focusing on Charley and Jerry.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Jerry comes off like this, when he makes remarks that he's apart of "hundreds of years of evolution".

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Peter tells Charley he won't be joining his [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scooby gang]].Gang]]. Bonus points for the movie being written by Marti Noxon, who was one of the writers on ''Buffy''.
** The cardboard cut out that Ed beats up is [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft Jim Raynor]].
** Ed's desktop background is a picture of [[VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends Fiddlesticks]]
Fiddlesticks]].
** Charley's mom comments the that their house (which has numerous crosses and garlic hung from windows) looks like something out of ''Series/DarkShadows''.
** 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.]]
die]].
** When Peter points a crucifixion nail from his collection at [[spoiler: a [[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.
* SilverBullet: Amy shoots Jerry with some. [[spoiler:They don't work]].
work.]]
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: In the remake trailer, Peter Vincent is seen for barely a second, with most of the trailer focusing on Charley and Jerry.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Jerry comes off like this, when he makes remarks that he's apart of "hundreds of years of evolution".evolution."



** Averted 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.

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** Averted {{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.



* 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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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's Charley, "Charley," not Charlie.
"Charlie."
* {{Suburbia}}: Most of the movie is set in a new middle-class residential development -- development, a little island of identical houses surrounded by desert.



TrademarkFavoriteDrink: Peter Vincent and his [[ProductPlacement Midori]]. We never see him drinking anything else. He even uses it to clean his fake tattoo.

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* TrademarkFavoriteDrink: Peter Vincent and his [[ProductPlacement Midori]]. We never see him drinking anything else. He even uses it to clean his fake tattoo.



** The scene where Jerry blows up the Brewsters' house is one of the main set pieces featured in the trailers.
** Poster ads in Asia would often spoiler the vampire Game Faces, added to the bottom corner, as if they were afraid people would think it's [[{{Film/Twilight}} that kind of vampire movie]].
* 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. NiceJobFixingItVillain]]

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** The scene where Jerry [[spoiler:Jerry blows up the Brewsters' house house]] is one of the main set pieces featured in the trailers.
** Poster ads in Asia would often spoiler the vampire Game Faces, {{Game Face}}s, added to the bottom corner, as if they were afraid people would think it's [[{{Film/Twilight}} that kind of vampire movie]].
* 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. NiceJobFixingItVillain]]
movie]].



** 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 [[spoiler:She follows it up with holy water, which DOES hurt vampires.]]



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: [[spoiler: Peter Vincent's backstory with Jerry.]]

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: [[spoiler: Peter Vincent's [[spoiler:Peter's backstory with Jerry.]]



17th Oct '16 11:45:40 AM Pysiewicz
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* ActionSurvivor: [[spoiler: Peter Vincent as a child hid and then run away while Jerry]] was busy eating his parents. When [[spoiler: Evil Ed]] shows up, he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm repeats his action]].


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* BrosBeforeHoes: Subverted, even if the plot seems to move toward this for a while. Evil 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 she calls him 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]].


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* DamselInDistress: As numerous viewers noted, GenderFlipped - it's Amy who saves helpless Charley from [[spoiler: Evil Ed]]. With a [[EpicFlail flail]], no less. Unlike the original movie, she can take care for herself pretty well.


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* ExtremelyShortTimeSpan: Second half of the film happens in less than twelve hours and the story as a whole is wrapped in three days.


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* GiveGeeksAChance: The story starts some time after Amy already gave Charley a chance. He thinks it's because he dropped most of his "geek stuff" and alienated his former friends. [[spoiler: She picked him because of his geekiness, or rather for not being a JerkJock]].


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*** 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.


Added DiffLines:

* SpellMyNameWithAnS: It's Charley, not Charlie.


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TrademarkFavoriteDrink: Peter Vincent and his [[ProductPlacement Midori]]. We never see him drinking anything else. He even uses it to clean his fake tattoo.
8th Oct '16 9:21:56 AM nombretomado
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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.]]

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** The film's portrayal of vampirism is in general similar to the {{Buffyverse}}'s, Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'s, with vampires being able to switch in-and-out of GameFace and [[NoBodyLeftBehind collapsing into dust when they die.]]
20th Aug '16 11:06:19 AM jojo1228
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* DecompositeCharacter: Ed fills pretty much the same role he did in the original, with the added bonus of being the one who gets Charlie involved instead of the reverse. However, his personality's been given a radical overhaul to make him more normal and sympathetic, and his over-the-top mannerisms and sneering, jerkish personality have been removed and placed in new character Mark.

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* DecompositeCharacter: Ed fills pretty much the same role he did in the original, with the added bonus of being the one who gets Charlie Charley involved instead of the reverse. However, his personality's been given a radical overhaul to make him more normal and sympathetic, and his over-the-top mannerisms and sneering, jerkish personality have been removed and placed in new character Mark.



** Again, Creator/DavidTennant as Peter Vincent, both on stage and in person when talking with Charlie.

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** Again, Creator/DavidTennant as Peter Vincent, both on stage and in person when talking with Charlie.Charley.



** When Peter points a crucifixion nail from his collection at [[spoiler: 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.

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** 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.



* 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]]

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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]]NiceJobFixingItVillain]]
6th Aug '16 3:51:23 PM mzytryck01
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%%* AssholeVictim: Mark

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%%* * AssholeVictim: MarkMark, the JerkJock who goes out of his way to torment Ed at every posible opportunity.


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** When Peter points a crucifixion nail from his collection at [[spoiler: 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.
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.]]
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