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Fright Night gets rated by the MPAA; you might be surprised by the verdict...

05.25.2011by: Eric Walkuski

Certainly didn't see this coming! I'm sure all of us were prepared for a PG-13 FRIGHT NIGHT remake this August, but lo and behold, that's not what we're getting.

FRIGHT NIGHT has received an R rating for bloody horror violence and language including some sexual references.

I know we should have long ago gotten over the "PG-13 horror sucks" hump, and we have for the most part, but there's something very cool about the fact that this particular flick is going for the jugular. Bloody horror violence is always welcome, and it's good to know that FRIGHT NIGHT is going to show its fangs...

The film, which comes out AUGUST 19th, comes from Dreamworks and director Craig Gillespie. The plot: Charlie Brewster's beginning his senior year of high school and things are finally falling into place: he's grown a few inches, gained a few pounds and he’s now dating the most coveted girl in school. But trouble arrives when Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a cool guy, but beneath the surface, there’s something off about him – something intimidating. And after observing some very strange activity along with the mysterious disappearance of his best friend, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire who’s preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone of what he knows, Charlie is going to have to come face to face with the monster himself.


FRIGHT NIGHT star Imogen Poots

Extra Tidbit: Now if only they'd ditch the 3D, we might really have something here...
Source: MPAA

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5:56AM on 05/27/2011
i'm game long time since seen original so i'll give it a chance didnt realise was 3-D though not up for that
i'm game long time since seen original so i'll give it a chance didnt realise was 3-D though not up for that
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1:25AM on 05/27/2011
I'll wait for dvd...i hate to say it...but i need a trusted friend to tell me it's great, or a series of fantastic-as-fuck reviews to make me see this in theaters.
I'll wait for dvd...i hate to say it...but i need a trusted friend to tell me it's great, or a series of fantastic-as-fuck reviews to make me see this in theaters.
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3:16PM on 05/26/2011
Re-watching the original, there were more than a couple of spots that could have been 3D. Vampire view flying, or when his girls picture smashed into the picket fence. The new 3D is awesome and if no one thinks so, then maybe their theater isn't very good.
Re-watching the original, there were more than a couple of spots that could have been 3D. Vampire view flying, or when his girls picture smashed into the picket fence. The new 3D is awesome and if no one thinks so, then maybe their theater isn't very good.
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12:53AM on 05/26/2011
Yeah this movie doesn't need to be in 3D and judging from the trailer it looks pretty decent considering negative early reviews the film has been getting so I might see it especially now learning that it's rated R and not the PG-13 rating that I really thought that it was getting. Coolio!
Yeah this movie doesn't need to be in 3D and judging from the trailer it looks pretty decent considering negative early reviews the film has been getting so I might see it especially now learning that it's rated R and not the PG-13 rating that I really thought that it was getting. Coolio!
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10:55PM on 05/25/2011
Great news! Definitely wasn't expecting that. The actors may have said it was gonna be R but that means nothing. Studios interfere all the time. This wouldn't be the first time.
Great news! Definitely wasn't expecting that. The actors may have said it was gonna be R but that means nothing. Studios interfere all the time. This wouldn't be the first time.
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10:39PM on 05/25/2011

This reminds me...

I need to check out the original Fright Night!

Nice that they decided to go for the R rating, especially in this post-Twilight day and age when it seems like every vampire movie has to be romanticized. Hell, I might actually see this the legal way!
I need to check out the original Fright Night!

Nice that they decided to go for the R rating, especially in this post-Twilight day and age when it seems like every vampire movie has to be romanticized. Hell, I might actually see this the legal way!
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8:45PM on 05/25/2011

Yep

Why would you think it's PG-13? The director and the actors flat out said it would be R.
Why would you think it's PG-13? The director and the actors flat out said it would be R.
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9:03AM on 05/26/2011
like they count.
like they count.
7:07PM on 05/25/2011
It don't matter, it's not getting a penny from me, no matter what rating.
It don't matter, it's not getting a penny from me, no matter what rating.
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4:38PM on 05/25/2011
Fuck and yeah. Hope this makes a lot of money. Remind the studios that movies for adults can make money too.
Fuck and yeah. Hope this makes a lot of money. Remind the studios that movies for adults can make money too.
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3:31PM on 05/25/2011

Loved the original

So I will eventually check this out on DVD,..But remakes of classics like this,.. I always think back to John Carpenters "The Fog" remake,...uuuuugh
So I will eventually check this out on DVD,..But remakes of classics like this,.. I always think back to John Carpenters "The Fog" remake,...uuuuugh
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