Fangs God It’s Friday: Peter Vincent (2.0)

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.

David Tennant as a vampire hunter. What's not to like here? Seriously.

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.

About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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3 Responses to Fangs God It’s Friday: Peter Vincent (2.0)

  1. Tee Morris says:

    “The problem with leather…it just doesn’t BREATHE.”

    I was a HUGE fan of the original FRIGHT NIGHT, and I thought this one was just as brilliant; but it played less for the laughs and more for the horror. I applauded the change of “Peter Vincent” from the “Bowman Body” B-movie TV host to a “Chris Angel” extreme magician.

    Great flick. 🙂


  2. Thank you, Bill! David Tennant–shirtless. Mannerisms are very familiar. Love the way he vamps the role. LOL


  3. Pingback: Fangs God It’s Friday: Charley Brewster | Bill Blume

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