When mysterious Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves next door to Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin), his once best friend, Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) suspects Jerry for who he really is, a vampire. Ed tries to convince Charley with known proof that Jerry is a vampire of evidence that he never comes out in the day and that students from school are constantly missing lately. When Ed goes missing himself, Charley looks more into his new neighbor’s activities and believes that he is a vampire when he sneaks into his house and finds something unexpected. Peter Vincent (David Tennant) is a famous magician vampire hunter who showcases in Las Vegas of how he defeats blood suckers. Charley goes to Peter to help him kill Jerry. Will Vincent believe Charley and help him fight Jerry? Is Vincent a legit vampire hunter or a stage act? Will Jerry hurt any of Charley’s loved ones?
When I first saw the trailer for this film, I was very upset that Colin Farrell was casted as the replacement vampire from the original. I’m a big fan of the original and before seeing it, I thought the casting director could have picked a better person for the role. Well, after seeing it, I still believe that same thing. I didn’t really see Colin act in this movie. Sure he does the sinister looks and long meaningless monologs but he was mainly replaced with special effects and stunt doubles. The special effects intimidated me more than his actual attempt of playing demon. On to other matters, I believe that the film went by too fast with its scenes. For example, within the first half hour Charley and his girlfriend are already running from Jerry, a little too soon. It was like the movie was more focused on the 3D than the timeline. The film did make me jump at the right high dramatic music octaves, which can be good and frustrating. I would rather jump from the scene not from the sudden increase in volume. I like this film but there really isn’t anything special about it. I love the original better. All in all, I will see this film again whenever I’m bored and have nothing to do.
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