RIP Peter Vincent……


Ok well I said I would be right back to Hollywood because they tend to fuck things up real good. Which brings me to tonight’s post guys. In my first rant about movies I brushed on Hollywood making a Fright Night remake. now for those of you who are fortunate enough  to remember the original Fright Night you guys can skip the upcoming paragraph.

For those of you who have no clue as to what Fright Night is allow me to fill you in. Fright Night was a fantastic 80’s horror film about  high school student Charlie Brewster who believes that his new next door neighbor is a vampire( no not the sparkly pedophile kind ). So his friends enlist the aid of  cult TV show host Peter Vincent to try to expose and kill this creature of the night before he kills Charlie and all of his friends. now with that said I highly recommend this film to anyone who is a fan of horror movies or non Twilight vampire fans. If you haven’t seen this movie you really are depriving your self.

But enough of my love fest for this film. Now as we all know Hollywood has been on this remake kick for a while now and I won’t go into depth about that because we already touched on that.  So with that in mind every one out there knows Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, and Michale Myers but seriously does anyone know who Jerry Dandridge is? One of my problems with the Fright Night remake is that no one really knows what it is save the ones who remember it. Fright Night isn’t a franchise that is a money maker at all and never will be. So then to me it really just falls into that category of lets remake it because we can. There is no need for a Fright Night remake at all. Unless that is your cashing in on the success of vampires in films today based on the success of Twilight which let me tell you is way far off from what vampires are.  If the younger generation needs to be introduced to this film re-release it then. Put it in theaters for a week only thing if you want. Get them interested in what it is before you butcher the shit out of it.

which brings me to why I am writing this at 2 am in the east cost. Details have surfaced on the remake’s incarnation of  washed out legendary film actor Peter Vincent Vampire Killer. In this remake several reputable sites are reporting that the Peter Vincent part will be more of A Chris Angel type of character. Now for any of us that remembers the film will tell you that is blasphemy! I think and this is my opinion and should be taken that way the writers of this remake have really missed the mark on the whole character of Peter Vincent. was Peter Vincent a Star? yes he was. He was a washed out, he was an out of touch legendary actor .Not a showboating pompous ass  running around like a rock star. Or at least and again this is in my opinion of what the character is going to be like in the remake. Could I be jumping the gun on this? Yes it is a great possibility that I very well could be and we won’t know until this film gets released. I might be bitching for nothing. In all seriousness though seeing as whats been done to good things as of late I highly doubt that I’m going to be far off from that call. Will it work for the Film like Michale Myers white trash family upbringing did for Zombie’s remake or re-do of Halloween? Again only time and the film will only be able to tell us that. But my gut just turns thinking of the new details.

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One Response to “RIP Peter Vincent……”

  1. smartshopnow Says:

    As a fan of the original Fright Night I will begin my comment by saying that any vampire fan is doing a dis-service to themself by not watching the original movie.
    That being said, I do believe that a remake is warranted if done well. An updated TRUE vampire movie is just what’s needed to put the bite back into the lore. Lord knows we can’t expect any originality from hollywood these days.
    Unfortunately aside from the lack of originality from hollywood we can expect bastardized versions of our beloved favorites. So far the news on this remake are leaning towards the latter.
    I agree that my assumption may be wrong, but to completely change the nature of a major character doesn’t sit well with me. Why not just rip off the idea and create your own film (not like that’s new to the industry either). Let it stand on it’s own merits instead of tarnishing the source material.
    Would anyone be ok with Gone With The Wind done in outer space? All the names can be the same so it would be considered a remake. I could go on but I think my point has been made.

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