New Clip from Fright Night Delivers a Warning
05.31.11 by Ryan
Director Craig Gillespie's Fright Night remake won't open until August, but MTV has unveiled a new preview clip from the vampire movie, which sees Colin Farrell take over the role of antagonist Jerry Dandridge from Chris Sarandon, who played the character in the 1985 original. Like the original, Dandridge moves into a new neighborhood, but his teenaged next-door neighbor Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) soon learns the truth about his undead nature.
Earlier this month, Gillespie said Farrell was the "perfect" pick for the role of Dandridge because "there's a dangerous quality to him, and he's very charismatic." In the preview clip, Farrell's Dandridge has a heart-to-heart with Brewster where he delivers a warning that displays both his charisma and the dangerous nature of his character.
While the clip doesn't exactly reflect the movie's R rating, Gillespie told MTV separately that he was given total freedom by the studio to make a gory horror movie.
From the get go, DreamWorks said, "Let's not hold back and let's really do this." When you're dealing with vampires and blood and stuff, it's hard to not be R-rated. There's a lot of gore going on.
It's not just gore that gave Fright Night its R rating. "There were a lot of 'f***s' in there," said Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who plays Brewster's friend, "Evil" Ed Thompson.
Fright Night was written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon and co-stars David Tennant and Toni Collette.