Maybe it’s just me and my undying appreciation for all things Jaime Murray, but this trailer for “El Gringo” and “Safe House” director Eduardo Rodriguez’s direct-to-DVD “Fright Night 2” actually looks better than the first big-budget reboot starring Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin. Of course, it could just be Jaime Murray vamping it up. Naked. And covered in blood for most of the movie. She sure has Colin Farrell beat, that’s fo sho.
“Fright Night 2” is not really a sequel to the first remake, it’s basically the same movie, with most of the same characters, but transplanted into a new locale and, well, remade … again? I dunno, I guess they figured the formula kind of worked, so why do a sequel, directly or indirectly, when you can just, uh, do it all over again? Yeah, I have no idea what the thinking behind this one was, either, so just go with it. Or don’t, I guess.
By day Gerri Dandridge (Jaime Murray) is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and “Evil” Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a “new moon virgin,” which just so happens to be Charley’s ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called “Fright Night,” to drive a stake through Gerri’s plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death.
Also starring Will Payne, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson, and Chris Waller.
Vamping it up on Blu-ray and DVD this October 1st.