πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 17 & 18 πŸŽƒ

What’s this all about? See the first post.

Day 17 – Your favorite horror film remake

I probably love Fright Night (2011) more than it deserves. Blame my sister, Tess. The original is beloved, but the remake penned by Buffy the Vampire Slayer scribe Marti Noxon has some inventive moments. I always enjoy a counter-intuitive setting, and I don’t think you can get less “vampire” than a Las Vegas suburb. Plus, excellent cast: the late Anton Yelchin, low-key scream queen Toni Collette, Chris Angel, I mean, David Tennant, and the “name” star Colin Farrel as, yes, Jerry the Vampire.

Day 18 – Your favorite foreign horror film (outside of your country of origin)

It was unlikely that I was going to get through this list without more than one Guillermo del Toro entry. The Devil’s Backbone (2001). Honestly, with my general want of different settings, I should watch more foreign films. It’s a better movie than Crimson Peak really, more focused and more real with just as much mystery and just as many chills.

3 thoughts on “πŸ“½ 30-Day Horror Movie Challenge, Days 17 & 18 πŸŽƒ

  1. I was a huge fan of the 80s Fright Night. I thought the remake was good. Mainly because of the cast. David Tennant pretty much made the movie for me. πŸ™‚

    It has been a long time since I watched The Devil’s Backbone. I remember liking it, but I was younger. I’m far more in to foreign movies than I was back then. I pretty much love foreign films now. People complain about subtitles. I love them. I have CC on with everything I watch. lol Anyway, I need to watch this one again. Del Toro’s films deserve many revisits.

  2. When I was writing the post for Day 18, there were only 2 options I wrote down: Ringu and The Devil’s Backbone. πŸ€“ I mentioned in another post of mine that del Toro is one of my favorite directors, so I’m stoked to see another of his films in your challenge.

    The original Fright Night was the second horror movie I watched (the same night as A Nightmare on Elm Street), which means I will refrain from offering my opinion on your remake choice. πŸ™ƒ I probably didn’t give it a fair chance… and I’m okay with that. πŸ˜‚

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