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It's alright for straight to disc
on 21 October 2013
As a stand alone vampire film this is okay for a straight to disc movie. A group of students go to Romania on a visit where one of them realises that their professor is not only gorgeous but a vampire to boot. Not just a vampire but one who needs the blood of a virgin born on a particular day to release her from a curse, you get the picture. The production qualities are good, this is no obvious low budget movie. It looks gorgeous, the cast do a really good job and the special effects are spot on. Even better its a full screen movie so no black lines. The main cast seem to be predominantly British playing Americans for some needless reason. Jamie Murray is perfectly cast as the vampire and comes across as sexy and evil and Sacha Parkinson really captures the gorgeous girl next door look as said virgin. The film features some nice original touches like UV filters on the vampire's windows and use of bat like sonar to locate her prey but the whole thing is let down by one thing.
Fright Night 2 was the sequel to the original Fright Night and featured the original Charlie Brewster and Peter Vincent and a female vampire who was the sister of Jerry Dandridge.
This Fright Night 2 is just an unnecessary remake of the remake of Fright Night set in Romania. It could have been a different film with different characters to much better effect. The only change is to make Jerry into Gerri. Why have yet another failed TV vampire hunter? How about a Romanian priest? I'm sure you get the picture and it let down the whole film despite the hard work of everyone involved.