David Tennant joins Fright Night cast
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The ex-Time Lord faces a terror equal to any Dalek...
Departed Doctor Who star David Tennant is to join the remake of 1980s vampire comedy/horror Fright Night, in which a teenager begins to fear that a vampire has moved in next door in his quiet suburban road. The British actor will be taking the cowardly role played so superbly by Roddy McDowall in the original - a late night horror-movie host whose gimmick is that he is a vampire-hunter, but neither believes in vampires nor seems to have an ounce of courage.
Excellent casting, in my opinion. I also think Tennant would have made a great 'Giles' in Buffy. He practically redefines 'bookishness' without losing sex appeal.
Colin Farrell will be taking the the vampire role played with such panache by the under-used Chris Sarandon (yes, Susan's original spouse), with Star Trek's Anton Yelchin playing the boy who turns to the TV host for advice in the Disney-released rethink of this chilling classic. I think the sight of Married With Children's Amanda Bearse vamping out with the full-fanged grin is one of the most blood-curdling of that decade.
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