Welcome to Fright Night Part II! Peter Vincent, “The Great Vampire Killer,” and Charley Brewster are back in the long-awaited sequel to the box office smash hit Fright Night. And so are the bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Charley has just met Regine Dandridge, an exotic, heart-stopping beauty with a deadly taste for things warm and red. He can’t stop thinking about her…dreaming about her. Not even Charley’s girlfriend, Alex, nor Peter Vincent can keep him from being mesmerized by her fatally seductive powers. As the irresistible Regine drains the blood from his veins, Charley is suddenly jolted by the spine-chilling reality that there’s only one thing more terrifying than fighting vampires – becoming one. This time the suckers want more than blood. They want revenge!
I thought this was a great sequel to Fright Night. It’s based 3 years after part 1, and basically picks up from where it left off, as well. Though, at the end of part 1, Edward or Evil laughed and makes you believe he is still alive. In this part, it doesn’t explain anything about him and what happened to him. It was like he just disappeared or something. It was the main thing I never understood, with this movie. They never explain enough to fans of the previous part, which sucks, in my opinion.
I thought the storyline was great, just like the previous part. The only real issue I had with this movie was the vampires. I mean there’s Louie, who is more werewolf looking than a vampire. I’ve never seen a vampire in any movie that has hair all over their body and looking similar to a werewolf. Also, Bozworth, who eats insects instead of biting human necks. Though, I did like his death scene because it was different and somewhat disturbing.
The main thing I liked about this movie was the vampire fangs. They did a nice upgrade, from the previous part, and made the fangs look more real. Also, the yellowish contacts made the vampires look a lot better, as well.
As for the acting, I thought everyone did a good job on their roles. Well, with an exception of the train scene. I thought the acting, during that scene, was terrible. I really wished they reacted it and made it a lot better, than how it came out, for final production. The guy gets stabbed in the heart and still carries on a conversation. I won’t say which guy, due to people that haven’t seen this movie. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. The girl in that scene, had a horrible fake sounding scream, when she was getting out of the car.
If you haven’t seen this movie but seen part one, then you will enjoy this part, as well. It feels the same as part 1 with a continuation to the storyline.
In some ways, I wished they made a part 3 and have the same actors. Though, I wouldn’t want to see a part 3 come out now. It would have been better, back in the 80’s or 90’s but not 20 years later. Plus, you know Hollywood would ruin the movie, somehow, if they did release another version in 2011+.
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