Entertainment Art major at College for Creative Studies. This has become an inspiration/play blog. Whatever I feel at the moment.
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Somehow I got on a vampire kick, which is slightly weird cause I’m not an avid fan of vampires like I used to be.
Probably cause the Twilight fandom killed it.
Yes, I said it.
Deal with it.
Anyway, it started with me watching Van Helsing with Hugh Jackman. I had heard of the movie but I never saw it. I finally got around to seeing it and I LOVED it. It was great to see a classic welldone vampire movie. None of this “sparkling in the daylight whoshotjohn”, that we aren’t even gonna get me started on!!
Can I push pause a moment and say what an awesome credit ending Van Helsing had? As animator/motiongrapher/artist in training I really loved it!! It’s been awhile since I enjoyed looking at a movie credit (or opening for that matter).
That graduated to me watching Fright Night. I remember seeing the 1985 version with Chris Sarandon on TV a couple of years ago so I looked it up again and had a blast re-watching it!
Then I decided I’d try to watch the remake.
I’m gonna bottom line my thoughts for the 2011 version.
It doesn’t have the same “flavor” as the old one.
First off…..Evil Ed was just….wrong. The older version had character; he was dorky in a clueless way, that actually made him cute. The new version was just….annoying for lack of a better word.
I still can’t decided if I find the actor for Jerry cute or not. I’m leaning towards not really. Plus Chris version had a seduction about him…..remake Jerry was just plain creepy most of the time. I didn’t get any kind of “shoot I’ll turn vampire for you”, as I did watching the 1985 version. Bottom line: wasn’t particular about his version of Jerry.
Remake Charley was just ok. The girlfriend….Amy was it?…was meh.
And then Peter Vincent. I think the character in this version overall was cool, but I just felt it didn’t really work with Fright Night.
Plus, they didn’t have the zombie helper dude from the first version. Jerry was just flying solo! I kept looking for a version of his character but he was nowhere to be found! Almost made me forget about him until just now!
So, I watched about 45 minutes of it straight until I just started skipping around.
So I don’t put the Fright Night remake on the blasphemous list as I do some remakes, that I believe shall remain nameless, but I’m not really into either.
I think it makes a good movie if you don’t look at the fact that it is a remake. But since it is a remake…it’s hard for me to like it.
It’s been great revisiting my love for vampires….which isn’t non-existent ….just not a focus point anymore.
So, what is everyone’s favorite vampire movie or vampire movies you love?