I feel all funny in my funny parts.
See that guy in the header picture, the one holding the cross? That’s original Fright Nighter Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent. Great actor, not necessarily someone who makes one’s funny parts feel anything.
Now take a looksie at this version of Peter Vincent:
And this one:
Funny parts, right? Jay, you feeling it?
I wasn’t sure about whether or not this needed to be remade but I’ll have to admit that as time goes by and the cast set, I’ve been coming around. These pictures may have sealed the deal. Fright Night, the reboot, stars Tennant as a Las Vegas magician who is supposed to be a vampire expert. Anton Yelchin is Charley, the kid who thinks his neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) is a vampire; Toni Collette plays Charley’s mother, who (understandably) becomes entranced by Farrell’s Jerry Dandrige.
My one hope is that they let our fair ex-Doctor camp it up to the moon - make the scary parts super scary and fill in with riotous laughter. For now, the Farrell-Tennant is enough to keep me happy…in my bunk.