An Intro From Dave
A year ago I was tasked with a top secret mission. Melanie: I want a list for next July. Like the opposite of everybody else’s “Christmas in July”. Something with a “Dave spin” on it. So my mind went to work. It almost took on several different incarnations before landing here. It could have Christmas Horror. It could have been Halloween themed. Then it started as a random list of movies that got buried in the sands of time that people forgot. That's actually our specialty. But I also included a few that made money but seemed to have been forgotten since then, as I haven’t heard much about them since their release. So hop in, buckle your seatbelt, and remember to keep your hands inside the ride at all times.
Day 6 - Fright Night 2: New Blood (2013) - Dave
We love the Fright Night movies. This is the 3rd list they have been on. And if we can squeeze them into another, we will! This sequel is unlike most. It acts like the first movie didn't even exist. Charley, Evil Ed and Amy are in Romania and encounter a vampire named Gerri Dandridge (Gerri, not Jerry like in the first one, this is a woman) and enlist the help of vampire expert Peter Vincent. Wait a second! Didn't this happen in the last one? All throughout the movie, I kept waiting for the main characters to say "this again?" or something to that effect but they don't.
So basically this sequel is actually a remake to the 2011 Fright Night, which was a remake of the 1985 Fright Night but still called Fright Night 2. You follow me so far? Didn't think so. Overall it wasn't bad but the title is confusing because it implies its a continuation and it has the same characters. But it really isn't. Why not just change the names? Or have some reference to them just going through this a couple years ago?
Melanie Says - I call this the version of Fright Night that just needs to be called something else! So there was a Fright Night 2 ACTUAL follow up to the 1988 original that released in 1989 called Fright Night 2. As Dave said we have had several articles about these and that was discussed as a sequel. THAT sequel took some of the 1988 cast - introduced a female lead vamp related to the original vamp from the first movie- and went from there. When you then see there is a follow up to the 2011 Fright Night remake called Fright Night 2: New Blood (With the original cover by the way very much copying the original Fright Night 2 cover), you expect a sequel .. BUT NO! For whatever reason, known only to those involved, they decided to sort of remake the remake and add in all new people to play the roles we already know, steal a bit of the story from the original Fright Night 2, a bit from the original Fright Night - and voila - A BIG OLD MESS!
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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