Headscratchers / Fright Night (2011)

  • He broke the windows to let the sunlight inside the house from the inside... wouldn't it have made more sense to break them before entering the house, or at least go back outside to do so?
    • Probably. But the guy's hardly an expert at this stuff.
    • Breaking windows? While outside? In broad daylight where the whole street can see what's going on?
      • Well, it's not like they wouldn't hear it anyway...
  • Charley's relationship with Amy was a big headscratcher for me. Was I the only one who thought the movie was setting her up as a shallow figure and Charley was actually going to end up with Doris the go-go dancer? That's not the important issue though. Late in the movie, she says "I always knew you were a dweeb". So ... why did she not date Charley when he was outwardly a dweeb? She waited for him to ditch his friends and hang out with the popular kids, which is a complete Jerkass thing to do.
    • I figured she meant that as, despite him being a dweeb, she waited for him to gather up the courage to ask her out, regardless of their social statuses. Charley just chose to hang with the popular kids and leave Ed and Adam after he started dating Amy.
      • Still, would've been nice of her to tell him this earlier, as the only reason he stopped hanging out with Ed was because he thought that if he did, Amy would dump him.
      • Yeah, but they're both just kids and she might not have noticed too much, especially if she was never part of that circle.
    • There's no evidence that Amy spurned him while he was still a "dweeb." They just weren't going out yet. Charley was the one who thought that he needed to turn his back on his dweeb ways to date her. She simply accepted him, dweeb hobbies or not.
  • So, do houses have to possess certain qualities to qualify as a house? Because it seems like Jerry's plan is for the house to burn all the way down, into a pile of rubble...and of course, it doesn't, and was likely never going to. So hypothetically, Charley and co. could simply go back inside once the damage had been done and the sun had come up.
    • It's possible the line might be drawn at what's inhabitable vs. what's uninhabitable. I mean, the lines are still blurry under that reasoning, but I suppose at some point if the house is structurally damaged to a certain point, it's not a house, but a ruin.
  • Even assuming all that stuff Ed said about people moving in and out of Vegas constantly is true, it doesn't line up with Jerry's methods—we see him kill kids but not parents, and parents but not kids. Regardless of how often people relocate, that's gonna raise some eyebrows—instances of parents moving away without their kids can't be common, and missing minors are gonna be reported to the cops. Hardly inconspicuous.