Yet another horror remake, this time rehashing Tom Holland's classic 1985 vampire tale, stars Anton Yeltzin as young Charlie Brewster, who's living with his single parent mother in a nice suburb outside of Las Vegas.
When his former best friend, the school nerd 'Evil' Ed Lee (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) tries to warn him that the strange man whos moved next door to him is a vampire and is the real reason for many families in the area 'dissapearing', he of course doesn't believe him.
But then when Ed disappears and Charlie hears a woman screaming next door, he decides to investigate what Jerry really gets up to at night and finds that Ed might have actually been onto something...
Attempting to enlist the help of Las Vegas magician Peter Vincent (played by former Dr Who David Tennant) who claims to be a vampire expert. Needless to say, he doesn't react well to Charley talking about a vampire living next door to him and kicks him out. But it seems Peter Vincent does indeed know a thing or two about vampires and when he himself gets an unwanted visitor late one evening, soon changes his mind about helping.
But with Jerry determined to put paid to the meddlesome Charlie, and managing to find all sorts of ingenious ways to get around the old problem of vampires needing permission to enter someone else's house, things gear up for a spectacular final battle.
Whilst there was really no need to remake this classic vampire tale, I thought the film makers did a good job in updating the story and putting a few twists in the plot to try and make it different from the original, though at its core its still essentially the same story. Viewed on its own merits its still a very enjoyable comedy-horror though and I thought David Tennant's character as the drunken Peter Vincent was hilarious. And I also thought Colin Farrel, Anton Yeltzin and the other cast members were also aptly cast.
I would say the film is definitely worth a watch, its just that there's nothing that really 'stands out' about this film.