Chicago Sun-Times - 08/19/2011 3 stars out of 4 -- "As vampire movies go, FRIGHT NIGHT is a pretty good one."
Los Angeles Times - 08/19/2011
"Plenty gory, but graced by a jovial sense of humor and an enjoyable guts-centric use of 3-D..."
Box Office - 08/19/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his teen-targeted effort blends creepiness and comedy....What really keeps FRIGHT NIGHT's pulse throbbing is a trio of vigorous performances..."
USA Today - 08/18/2011
"FRIGHT has matured nicely over the quarter-century. While remaining sharp-tongued, the film knows its place on the teen landscape."
A.V. Club - 08/18/2011
"[T]he film's greatest pleasures come from Noxon's script...and from the performances."
Washington Post - 08/19/2011 3 stars out of 4 -- "It improves on the premise it has been handed, producing a modernized version of a decades-old story that's superior to its predecessor in virtually every aspect."
Total Film - 09/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]ight, slick...amusing.This is a consciously contemporary update -- and smarter for it..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/02/2011
"[I]t's Colin Farrell's predatory performance as the vamp-next-door terrorizing a ten and his single mom that is the film's pulsing, stake-able heart." -- Grade: B
A suburban Las Vegas teenager realizes that his new neighbor is a charismatic vampire in this remake of the 1985 horror comedy hit. After years of climbing to reach the top of the social ladder, high school senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally rules the roost. Just as Charley ditches his best pal, "Evil" Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and starts dating the most popular girl in their class, however, a handsome new face appears in the neighborhood. It belongs to Charley's new neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell), an outwardly amiable guy with a quick smile and a sharp wit. But when Ed vanishes without a trace andCharley sees a side of Jerry that everyone else seems to miss, the nouveau popular teen becomes convinced that the nice-guy act is a cover for something truly sinister. Unable to convince his mother (Toni Collette) that Jerry is a genuine bloodsucker, Charley turns to Las Vegas magician Peter Vincent (David Tennant) to help exterminate the demon before he drinks the entire neighborhood dry.