Saturday, March 29, 2008

MyFrightSpace and yours...

Dearest Cyber-Chums,

I'm pleased to announce that the Fright Night Focus MySpace page is up and running. Consider this an invitation to all fans to follow the link and add some frightfulness to your friend list!

Of course, now that you've been made welcome...
I'll expect that you'll probably drop by, quite a bit.
In fact, any time you feel like it.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hitting the streets...

While there might not be an 'I' in 'team,' there is a 'me'... and that is 'moi' - the one-man FNF street team!

I'll be tagging a few venues in the area to help advertise this blog. My plan is to sticker the site info on any "Fright Night" related products that I can find. Yes, I have that kind of time on my hands. Should I be doing more important things with said time? Sure, but this is for a good cause!

I've got a long day ahead of me, I'd better "Rock Myself To Sleep".

Friday, March 14, 2008

Grab your pencils...

To cover all bases, it wouldn't be a bad idea to embark on a "snail mail" campaign to plead for a special edition DVD of Tom Holland's "Fright Night". To do so, please send your requests to either Mr. Michael Lynton or Mr. Bob Osher or, even better... both!

Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA. 90232

Don't be shy! Include your suggestions on what specifications you'd like to see make the disc. Let 'em know just how lovely the film will look, all cleaned up, on one of their nifty BluRay machines!

As with any situation such as this, please conduct your request with the utmost respect and honesty. Remember that true fan dedication has influenced and resurrected several cult classics to their definitive presentations and our consumer voices deserve to be heard!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What if...

Since remakes and "re-imaginings" are all the rage in Hollywood these days, it's inevitable that someone would want to remake "Fright Night". If you know me, you probably also know that I'm quite the curmudgeon when it comes to these things. My obvious reply to a remake is "Please don't". But, a sequel... that, I wouldn't mind.

Sure there's already been a sequel, but I always felt a third film would have been great and I still think it's a good idea. There's plenty of backstory to work with and the possibility of reuniting the original cast could lead to a bevy of interesting storylines.
At any rate, there's my plea.

Naturally, an online petition was in order and I've created it!
Calm your applause, please.

Here's where you can leave your fang marks...

DVD petitions...

I've just created seperate online petitions for possible "special edition" DVD re-issues, so please pay a visit and leave your mark.

"Fright Night" Special Edition DVD petition...

"Fright Night, Part 2" Special Edition DVD petition...

Please spread the word, fellow FRIGHT fans!
And, let the internet saturation begin!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Okay, the mission statement...

As promised! The purpose of this blog is to help generate interest in revisiting "Fright Night" and it's sequel, "Fright Night, Part 2" in a definitive presentation of sorts. Wouldn't it be great to see deluxe editions of these films on DVD and/or Blu-Ray? I can honestly tell you that I would pay blood (no pun intended, unless you want there to be) to see these films receive their definitive due.

My wish list for special features to either film:
- Director commentary
- Cast commentary
- Retrospective documentary
- On-the-set home movies
- Any and all initial publicity featurettes
- Theatrical Trailers
- TV Spots
- Outtakes or alternate and deleted scenes
- Blooper reel
Any other bells & whistles welcome!

Also... (fingers crossed in a perfect world which resides somewhere in my mind) a "Fright Night III" would be swell. Wink!

A tangent leading up to a mission statement...

I wish I could remember the exact date of my initial viewing of Tom Holland's "Fright Night". What I do recall is that it was 1986. Having seen the TV spots during the film's theatrical run the previous year, and having heard all the school bus chatter from older classmates about how cool this film was, I eagerly anticipated the film's home video release. After a quick trip to Video Circle, I found myself popping the rental videocassette into my family's Montogomery Ward VCR. Approximately 106 minutes later, (Special thanks to RCA/Columbia Home Video for throwing in a commercial for the forgettable sex comedy, "Screen Test," after the film's end credits) I became an instant fan.

The truth is that I was a "Fright Night" fanboy long before the film was made, simply because I already loved the horror genre and could have been the 9-year-old equivalent to Charley Brewster. Alright, that's a total reach.

Anyhow, my point is that this film affected me. From beginning to end, "Fright Night" is perfect fun. Here is a film which succeeds at balancing both the classic and then-contemporary approach to the horror genre, while maintaining a timeless appeal. Not to mention the terrific story, direction, performances, cinematography, special effects, music, et cetera. A prime testament to the genre and yet another example that "They sure don't make 'em, like they used to".