Fright Night Remake Planned

Shock Till You Drop reports that Sony’s Screen Gems is currently seeking a writer to pen a remake of the 1985 vampire classic “Fright Night”.

The original followed teenage horror film fan Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) who believes a vampire (Chris Sarandon) has moved into the large house next door.

He soon seeks the help of veteran vampire movie star Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) who, along with his friend and girlfriend, think he’s mentally ill. It was successful enough to spawn a sequel in 1988.

Producer Scott Strauss (“Breach”), who was previously attached, apparently wants to take the story in a different direction – one involving an amusement park.