I know this movie was release in August 19th 2011 and I just watched it today. I did not directly watch it when the movie first came out because it was not that interesting. And since I decided to watched the movie, why not do a review.
In general, I can say that the characters names are the same (Da! Of course) but the story is slightly different. Well I am not asking or hoping the remake has to be 100% the same as the original movie. The original Charlie Brewster, he was actually the first to discover his neighbor is a vampire but in the remake his ex-bestfriend (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) was the one to discover Jerry Dandridge is a vampire. And the original Jerry Dandridge he was in a relationship with the Amy lookalike. Then in the remake Jerry Dandridge is interested in Amy because he says "She is Ripe" and when he turns her he thanked Charlie for introducing Amy to him. In addition, because it reminded him how it was to be young like Amy is. To me the remake Jerry Dandridge is a big-time womanizer, also he turns all his meals into a vampire. Where the original Jerry Dandridge is in love with Amy so he turns her and he does not turn all his other meal into one of his own kind, rather he kills them and then disposed of their bodies.
Besides that, there was a nice surprise where the original Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) appears in the remake as a human who then got killed by the remake Jerry Dandridge (Colin Farrell). Overall, I find this movie to be an average movie, not too bad and not too good.
Chris Saradon Made An Appearance In The Remake Fright Night.
A very short review of Fright Night 2011. Enjoy!