It’s not a stretch to say that this week’s Fangs God It’s Friday is for the ladies. This week I’m going vampire hunter, and among the more odd ball choices, I’ve picked David Tennant’s version of the vampire hunter Peter Vincent from the 2011 remake of Fright Night.
Tennant, best known among sci-fi fans as the awesome Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who, was the main reason I wanted to see the Fright Night remake. I also wanted to see the film, because I harbored a horrid fear that the remake would use my same concept as in Gidion’s Hunt for what a modern vampire hunter would really be like. Fortunately for me, the film didn’t beat me to the punch.
I don’t think the film received a warm reception, especially from fans of the original film from 1985. I’d seen the original, and I like both. The more recent Fright Night was worth watching for David Tennant alone. He ate up his re-imagined version of Peter Vincent, which took the concept of an aging TV movie show host (originally played by Roddy McDowall) and replaced it with a posh Las Vegas entertainer. For a sample of the fun Tennant had in the role, here’s a clip.