Welcome to FRIGHT NIGHT remake Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant

Drew Tinnin

by: Drew Tinnin
June 9th, 2010

Christopher Mintz-Plasse and David Tennant have been added to the cast of Craig Gillepsie's remake of FRIGHT NIGHT. The two actors join Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell, along with Toni Collette as Yelchin's mother.

With the film now being set in Las Vegas, the casting of David Tennant as a magician in Sin City whose show revolves around the macabre certainly makes sense. Tennant will play Peter Vincent (a role made famous by Roddy McDowall), who was a late night horror host in the original 1985 film. But since the days of Zacherley and Elvira have long since past, the powers that be had to think up another profession for the fearless vampire killer.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse is set to play Charley Brewster's (Anton Yelchin) best friend "Evil" Ed, who eventually becomes seduced by the idea of joining up with vampire lord Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell). In the original, Stephen Geoffrey's portrayed Ed as an outcast on (what seemed to be) a constant sugar high, but there were some genuinely unsettling moments when he did in fact turn to the dark side. Can Mintz-Plasse really be scary?

Of course, this is a Disney movie in the end, so don't expect any of the fantastic gore and FX sequences from the original to be on display in this remake. The film certainly has a great cast going for it, but this tamer version might wind up putting too much pop back in the popcorn.

How did we manage to get through that entire bit of news without referring to Mintz-Plasse as McLovin or Tennant as Doctor Who?

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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