New Fright Night TV Spot Defies all the Rules

Dreamworks has released a new TV spot for their upcoming remake of “Fright Night” by director Craig Gillespie. Gotta admit, the more I see of this thing, the more hype I’m getting for it. It looks like it’s going to be both pretty funny and pretty action-packed. And Colin Farrell looks so good in this thing.

Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Toni Collette), doesn’t notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

Starring Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, David Tennant, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette and directed by Craig Gillespie.

Farrell breaks all the rules August 19, 2011.

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