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"FRIGHT NIGHT"
(2011) (Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: A suburban Las Vegas teen discovers that he has a vampire living next door to him.
PLOT:
Charley Brewster (ANTON YELCHIN) has finally come into his own in high school. His acne has cleared up; he has a gorgeous girlfriend, Amy (IMOGEN POOTS); and he has some cool, new friends in Mark and Ben (DAVE FRANCO and REID EWING). But his old nerdy friend, "Evil" Ed Thompson (CHRISTOPHER MINTZ-PLASSE), keeps pestering him to hang out. Even worse, Ed has been trying desperately to convince Charley that his next-door neighbor, Jerry Dandridge (COLIN FARRELL), is a vampire.

Charley doesn't believe Ed...until Ed doesn't show up for school one day, and Charley discovers some amateur video his friend shot in which Jerry doesn't show up at all on the footage. Suddenly, he feels very threatened in his own home. Even worse, Jerry seems to have taken a liking to both Amy, and Charley's divorced mother, Jane (TONI COLLETTE).

Charley decides to enlist the help of the great Peter Vincent (DAVID TENNANT), a Vegas magician whose popular show centers on vampires and the occult. Vincent, a playboy alcoholic, scoffs at the boy's request and thinks him deranged. But he eventually comes to believe Charley and must overcome his own fear of bloodsuckers stemming from a childhood trauma.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Centering on high-school age kids, teens will have some interest despite the hard R rating.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For bloody horror violence and language, including some sexual references.


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