It’s October once again, Halloween and it’s spookiness lures in the background. Our friends at 20th Century Fox have released the sequel to their film Fright Night, in the new title Fright Night 2: New Blood, the sexy vampires are still as relevant and freaky as in the last installment, which makes it a great treat for the “Fright Season” to watch at home. See the trailer below.

Now that the film is available in Blu-Ray/DVD here is what our very own Erlingur had to say about it :

We’re in direct-to-video territory in Fright Night 2, the sequel to the wildly entertaining but financially disappointing Fright Night from 2011, which starred Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell. This go ’round, the stars are smaller, but perhaps more “geek-friendly”. At least, Jaime Murray is considerably sexier than the two previous leads.

By day Gerri Dandridge (Jaime Murray) is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri’s chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and “Evil” Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a “new moon virgin,” which just so happens to be Charley’s ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called “Fright Night,” to drive a stake through Gerri’s plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death.

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Highlights:

  • Jaime Murray as a lesbian vampire should get some fires going in most geek dens around the world. And her talents seem to be on full display here.
  • This is a meaner, leaner vampire thriller than most recent fare, which has attempted to incorporate other, more “respectable” genres, like adventures, romance or drama. Here we have a pure-bred, bloody vampire exploitation film. And I’ve missed that.
  • The shot of the car crashing into the vampire is just the sort of thing that makes my insides all jelly-like.
  • Stylistically, the film looks a step above other fare reserved for Netflix or other services you access from your computer or Sky HD box rather than a car to a multiplex.

 

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