Saturday, May 14, 2011

Trailers for both the remakes of "Straw Dogs" and "Fright Night" have posted

Well I'm not quite sure where you live, but it is damn cold if you live in Minnesota. The calender said it was suppose to be spring, but all I have seen in rain and very cold weather. It's almost like winter never left.

A few weeks past I posted an article about Sam Peckinpah's gritty drama"Straw Dogs"(which you can view by clicking the title). A remake has finished shooting and will be ready for release in the middle of September. This version is set in the south(U.S.A.)instead of England as in the original, but it still follows the same story very closely. I just hope they include all the intensity that Peckinpah's version had.

Check it out and see for yourself

(2011 Theatrical Trailer)

Just for fun, let's check out the orginal trailer too.

(1971 Theatrical Trailer)

The movie "Fright Night" is a horror comedy about a teenage boy who finds out his neighbor is a vampire. He enlists the help of an aging horror movie actor to help track down and kill the dreaded blood sucker.

Here is the original trailer

(1985 Theatrical Trailer)

"Fright Night" came out in the mid 80's and it's still pretty good even for today's standards. It had elements of both horror and humor, but the effects and style of acting might seem a bit dated now.  This new version seems to amp up the suspense element more while at the same time keeping a good humorous tone to it's story.

Here's the new trailer

(2011 Theatrical Trailer)

So what do you think?  Are these worth your time or not? I don't usually like the idea of a remake, but if done well it can become a good cover version.


  1. I didn't like the idea of a Fright Night remake, and this trailer solidifies that for me. Of course I'm still smarting from the Nightmare on Elm Street remake.

    But really? They seemed to have removed the best characters- Peter Vincent and Evil Ed! I know Charlie seems to have a friend, but he is nothing like Evil.
    Between this and the New Teen Wolf, I am so disappointed.

  2. I like the points you make on this subject Miss Shasha.

    I just wish studios took more chances on new movies instead of remaking things. If you have a good story audiences will be glad to pay for your movie. I know I would.