Fright Night remake explained

Vampires are all the rage right now. We know this.

But a remake of 1985’s classic Fright Night ? Surely that’s dumping where you eat?

Last year it was confirmed that Buffy and Mad Men writer Marti Noxon would be penning an update of the vampire horror.

Now, producer Michael De Luca has spoken out in the project’s defence and explained his reasons for funding a new version.

He said to Collider :

“With all the romantic vampire stuff going on with The Vampire Diaries and True Blood and Twilight , the most obvious. We thought it would be interesting if, in this atmosphere of the way the vampire is being portrayed right now as a romantic object, under the wire of all that in the culture the real thing moves in next door.

“And the real thing is a killer. Just a predator. It’s the shark from Jaws.

"On the outside it’s a seductive package and it looks like a human being, but it’s just about ripping your throat out and drinking your blood. And introducing that kind of vampire into the current environment.”

Sounds not that bad. Don’t get us wrong, we love True Blood . But an antidote to the airy fairy, romanticised vampire tales that are doing the rounds would be fantastic.

Just a shame it had to be a remake.

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.