YMMV / Fright Night (2011)

  • Angst? What Angst?: What does Peter do when he realizes he's up against the very vampire that killed both his parents and Ginger? Swear for a while, and then comment on the fact that he was attacked with just a pebble.
  • Complete Monster: Jerry Dandridge stands in stark contrast to the original film's charming and likable monster. The film opens with Jerry having slaughtered a family, including the teenage son, out of suspicion the boy was spying on him. Jerry reveals himself as a savage predator who kidnaps and feeds on people, keeping them locked up in his private larder. When Charlie Brewster tries to rescue a woman Jerry held hostage, Jerry had been toying with them both and had already turned her, letting her die in the sunlight solely to mess with Charlie. He's more than happy to tear the throats out of innocent bystanders and turns Charlie's girlfriend into a vampire in front of a helpless Charlie, and later mocks him as he makes out with her. While Dandridge in the original held a certain elegance, the remake's version is nothing more than a savage, sadistic predator.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Ho Yay:
    • Peter tells Charley he's gonna "pop his cherry" and even kisses him when Charley defeats Jerry for good.
    • When Evil Ed attacks Charley and is practically lying on top of him in an attempt to bite him, he says, "Is this getting weird for you? 'Cause I'm feeling a little homo right now!" Especially with Evil Ed taunting Charley about his new vampire senses. He can hear him breathing, he can feel him nearby.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Just here to see the Tenth Doctor fight vampires.
  • No Yay: Jerry. With everyone. It comes to the point of Jerry being a Memetic Molester.
  • Squick: David Tennant's long-winded improv about his leather pants in the Hilarious Outtakes reel.
  • Tear Jerker: Evil Ed's death scene. The fact that he's portrayed more sympathetically in this one really dosen't help.
    Evil Ed: It's ok, Charley. *Turns to dust*
  • Those Two Actors: Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots later reunited to star in Green Room, although as Fire-Forged Friends instead of love interests.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: The vampire teeth, the final showdown, and many others. On the more technical side, there's the elaborate long take during the highway chase, with the camera moving in-between the car seats and characters. It owes a lot to Children of Men, but it's still well done.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Surprisingly, the Japanese seem to think this movie is kids' stuff. Not only is it given a G rating in Japan, but it's also published under the freakin' Walt Disney logo!