Colin Farrell oozes creepy vampire charm in 1st Fright Night clip

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Dec 14, 2012

An old AC/DC song warns you to "lock up your daughter, lock up your wife, lock up your back door and run for your life, the man is back in town." That's actually not a bad plan after viewing this smokin' scene with a leering, bloodthirsty Colin Farrell showing his true fangs.

Vampires truly live charmed lives. Check out this clip from DreamWorks for the upcoming '80s horror remake Fright Night. Farrell's seductive vampire, Jerry Dandridge, has a little heart-to-heart chat with his teenage neighbor, Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin), sharing his private dirty thoughts about his "ripe" girlfriend and hot single mother. This guy's not at all shy about his feelings.

And here's the official plot synopsis:

"Senior Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally has it all going on: he's running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend. But trouble arrives when Jerry (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right--but everyone, including Charlie's mom (Toni Collette), doesn't notice. After observing some very strange activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself in this Craig Gillespie-helmed revamp of the comedy-horror classic."

Seems like that delicate balance of humor and fear that made the first film a guilty pleasure has a strong pulse. But could this be a case of the old "NGR" (Not as Good as you Remember) rating that coagulates on many remakes of the '70s and '80s?

The original 1985 film, starring Chris Sarandon, toyed with the innocent sexuality in a tamer way, but here the hormones drip with 21st-century antici ... pation. Farrell seems to be channeling his real-life Irish bad-boy image, and he tears into the role with obvious gusto.

So—think his alpha-vampire posturing will strike a nerve with audiences or fade into obscure red mist as another failed reboot?

Fright Night screams into theaters Aug. 19.

(via MTV)

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