Fright Night (2011)


When “they” (whoever “they” are) announced the remake of the 1985 film Fright Night, I was a little leery. You see, overall, I have not been a fan of remakes. Sure, there are a few cases where it’s successfully done, but nine times out of ten, you wind up with your Godzilla‘s (1998), your Nutty Professor‘s (1996), and your Wicker Man‘s (2006 –should that be Wicker Men?). And don’t even get me started on TV series that are “rebooted” for the big screen (I’m talking to you, Dukes of Hazzard). I guess it’s just hard for me to get excited about a remake.

 

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Day 45: Ondine (2009)


Usually I have no clue how many of the films in my queue end up there. Not true for Ondine. I remember exactly how it found a place on my list. My husband and I were planning a trip to Ireland this past summer. We were going to meet up with my parents, my sister, and a few of their friends. Before the trip, I was scrambling to research about Ireland. Where should we stay? What should we see? Do I have to drink Guinness? As I typically do when I research, I was browsing imdb.com’s selection of trailers (hey, I like to watch trailers, OK?) and happened upon Ondine. The trailer pointed out that it takes place in Ireland. Hey– I was going to Ireland! Done. It was in my queue seconds later.

 

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