25 Sep 11
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(Source: skidroses, via iwenttofilms)

24 Sep 11
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99 problems and they’re all misogyny.

Ugh, so tired of Hugo’s cover of this song! Where’s the controversy over “99 Problems” now that the political context and narrative of the original song has been jettisoned in favor of folksy mood-setting drivel? Because Jay-Z could at least argue the hook was intended as “a joke, bait for lazy critics,” even if audiences were equally apathetic about the meaning. In Hugo’s version, there isn’t even a relationship between the chorus and the rest of the lyrics.

I first heard Hugo’s “99 Problems” at the end of Fright Night and, apart from sounding catchy, I have no idea what it was doing there. There are tons and tons of songs which use vampire imagery or connect to the emotional themes of the movie better than “99 Problems.” I mean, Kid Cudi’s song “No One Believes Me” (which played 2nd over the credits) captures the emotional state of both Fright Nights without being sexist. Why not put that first, or re-use “Bad Bad Love?” It’s not like Hugo wrote lyrics of such astounding profundity that their meaning overwhelms the lizard-brain appeal of chanting “bitch” loudly in public.

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13 Sep 11
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abetterfatethanwisdom:

silly cud

how did you get in our neighborhood

11 Sep 11
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2 years ago

Sudden Movie Dance Syndrome is ridiculous and yet I totally love it.

Someone else uploaded this scene under the label “Seduction Scene,” but I don’t see it. Amy looks way too freaked out for most of it, and when the brawl gives her the opportunity to get away from Jerry, she takes it. To me it looks like Jerry playing cat-and-mouse with Amy, because they’re both aware that Jerry could kill Amy and Charley right there in the club. Even if the bouncers here are more conscientious than in the remake.

Not even gonna mention that they show Jerry’s reflection at the start of the scene.

10 Sep 11
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Watched this afterwards. Much much better than Lost Boys. I realize comparisons between original and remake are inevitable, but I liked both about the same. Remake a little more, but that’s also the one I saw first. I don’t care one way or the other re:cutting Billy’s character in the remake. It was fine either way. Contemporary vampire stories seemed to have dropped the thrall-like character, unless they’re NPCs associated with a minor vampire character.
Amy I expected to dislike, simply because heroines of old movies tend to be… problematic. But she’s a pretty active character whose actions delay Jerry’s attack on Charley until Peter Vincent gets involved. The club scene is bad, but I guess I rewrote bits of it in my head? More to come on that later. I like goofy dance scenes.
I can understand why Evil Ed is so memorable, but he’s gross and creepy so I liked the way the remake changed his character’s involvement in the plot. Plus I think the remake did a better job of conveying how tempting Jerry’s offer is (even if it makes Charley more of a douche in the remake).
Chris Sarandon was creepy, William Ragsdale’s blank/scared looks reminded me of Keanu Reeves, and at one point I thought I saw Helen Hunt. In conclusion, I forgot to finish this sentence whoops edit the rest in there I would rewatch this.

Watched this afterwards. Much much better than Lost Boys. I realize comparisons between original and remake are inevitable, but I liked both about the same. Remake a little more, but that’s also the one I saw first. I don’t care one way or the other re:cutting Billy’s character in the remake. It was fine either way. Contemporary vampire stories seemed to have dropped the thrall-like character, unless they’re NPCs associated with a minor vampire character.

Amy I expected to dislike, simply because heroines of old movies tend to be… problematic. But she’s a pretty active character whose actions delay Jerry’s attack on Charley until Peter Vincent gets involved. The club scene is bad, but I guess I rewrote bits of it in my head? More to come on that later. I like goofy dance scenes.

I can understand why Evil Ed is so memorable, but he’s gross and creepy so I liked the way the remake changed his character’s involvement in the plot. Plus I think the remake did a better job of conveying how tempting Jerry’s offer is (even if it makes Charley more of a douche in the remake).

Chris Sarandon was creepy, William Ragsdale’s blank/scared looks reminded me of Keanu Reeves, and at one point I thought I saw Helen Hunt. In conclusion, I forgot to finish this sentence whoops edit the rest in there I would rewatch this.

9 Sep 11
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"Evil" Ed:

“He’s not brooding, or lovesick, he’s the fucking shark from Jaws!”

"Evil" Ed:

“He’s not brooding, or lovesick, he’s the fucking shark from Jaws!”

8 Sep 11
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Shark Night: a teenager soon comes to realize that his new next door neighbor, Barry, is really a great white shark, but no one will believe him.

Mike (via blakevjones)

Landshark!!!!

7 Sep 11
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Why Fright Night's Vampires Crave Fruit

    io9: Colin Farrell is playing your role in the reboot. Are there any little moves or hat tips that you caught him doing, since you saw the film, that you kind-of did as the original Jerry.
    Sarandon: Well I think they were very lovely about doing, which was they added a couple of things that weren't in the script. Jerry's eating fruit, a few things like that that really are from the original that give you a sense that we care about the original, we loved it, but we're moving in our own directions as well.
    io9: You guys both eat fruit [in the film] it is the scariest way I've ever seen anyone eat fruit ever. It's an apple, right?
    Sarandon: In this one, it's an apple, but in the original, Jerry ate all kinds of fruit because it was just sort of something I discovered by searching it — that most bats are not blood-sucking, but they're fruit bats. And I thought well maybe somewhere in Jerry's genealogy, there's fruit bat in him, so that's why I did it.
6 Sep 11
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Welcome to Fright Night (40 plays)
Ramin Djawadi

enternechoplex:

Welcome to Fright Night by Ramin Djawadi.

Fright Night has become my current obsession. This is basically the only score (besides the one for Portal 2) that I’ve been listening to lately simply because I can almost relive the whole film through it. I cannot wait to watch this film!

5 Sep 11
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2 years ago

Hahaha, what does the tagline for the Colin Farrell poster even mean? Is there an ancient adage regarding neighbors this is is punning off of and I just don’t know it?

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