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[Trailer Vs. Trailer] ‘Fright Night Part 2’ Versus ‘Fright Night 2: The New Blood’!!!

We live in strange times indeed. Not only are there enough remakes for a million Trailer Vs. Trailer posts, but the horror genre is truly crossing the rubicon when it comes to even being able to tell the difference between “remake,” “reboot,” and “sequel.” It’s clear that Charley Brewster is back to square one (with Evil Ed back in tow) for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Fright Night 2: New Blood (out on home video October 1st).

While it’s obvious that this isn’t the first time Brewster has fought a vampire on film, it’s not even the first sequel in which he’s battled a female vampire. 1988’s Fright Night 2 featured a similar “seductress” angle, but managed to be a pure sequel (even if Evil Ed had come back, which was the original plan before actor Stephen Geoffreys turned down the part for 976-EVIL, he would have been a straight up vampire).

With that in mind, lets see how the trailers for these two Fright Night sequels stack up against one another. Also, is the legacy of Charley Brewster strong enough to sustain FOUR movies?

First, the 1988 “original” sequel.

Now, the 2013 sequel-boot.


It’s really no contest. While both are brief and offer significantly different antagonists than their predecessors, the trailer for the 1988 sequel has charm – and entertainment value – to spare. That’s not to say that the new The New Blood won’t be any good, but its teaser lacks some much of the fun that even the trailer for the 2011 remake managed to possess.

So, despite being goofy as sh*t, I’ve gotta go with the old standard. How about you guys?



  • Zombie-Killa

    I know it’s probably an unpopular opinion, but I really enjoyed Fright Night Part 2 1988. Julie Carmen’s Regine was fantastic, and she was spot on as a smooth and sexual vixen. Of course, I don’t think it’s better than the original, but bringing Ragsdale and McDowall back was a plus, and Carmen wasn’t a bad replacement for Jerry as the primary antagonist. And the psychiatrist turning into a vampire at the train tracks was a great shocker!

    I would buy the DVD, because I’m tired of watching the damn thing on YouTube, but they’re too expensive on Amazon and Ebay. lol.

  • MontagTheMagician

    I’m also a fan of the original Fright Night Part 2. I was lucky enough to get a hold of the widescreen blu ray of it and it looks amazing. They are hard to find but worth the money. I am looking forward to this new version though I just expect a fun direct to video movie.

  • EvilHead1981

    I just find it odd that the new “Gerri” Dandridge has almost the same exact mannerisms that Colin did the reboot. The squinting of the eyes, the tilting of the head. It’s almost like the same character, just sex change. I don’t know if that’s what the director wanted or the actress just liked Colin’s portrayal and wanted to carry that over, or worse, they actually believe Fright Night vampires should behave like that… I don’t know. Regine was pretty distinct a character from Jerry in the original series. Even though this is kinda a faux-reboot via sequel, they should’ve just went a full on original take.

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