Colin Farrell is a vampire dick in the first ever Fright Night clip

Here's the first clip from the Fright Night remake. Looks like Colin Farrell has channeled the 80s cheese from the original flick into an even more aggressive vampire villain who loves to ladle on the TMI.

The more we see from this feature, the higher our hopes are raised. We loved the trailer and the stills of David Tennant as the douchey Criss Angel knock-off. This clip showcases Farrell as a hard slap-in-your-face dickbag vampire (so we'll have no problem rooting for his murder, after he takes his shirt off, naturally). Plus Fright Night just scored an R rating. Is it okay to get excited for a vampire movie again? (We still feel the pain from our Daybreakers and Priest letdowns). Here's the official synopsis:


Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he's running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right-but everyone, including Charlie's mom (Toni Collette), doesn't notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic.

Head over to MTV for more Fright Night including a Q&A with Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who plays the new Evil Ed) and director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, United States of Tara). Fright Night will be in theaters August 19th.

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Lester Romero

I love Colin Farrell and he's great at playing a villain (his Bullseye in Daredevil was the best thing about that movie) but this remake has zero charm behind it. The whole approach to this just seems to be a big lesson in not understanding what made the original so great (Rob Zombie I'm still looking at you). Why does Charlie have a hot girlfriend? And where is David Tennant?!