DVD: Fright Night (15)


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This perky remake of Tom Holland's 1985 comedy horror benefits from a supremely hammy turn from David Tennant as Peter Vincent, a fruity, leather-trousered Las Vegas magician who rarely keeps his top on.

Is he channelling Russell Brand? The main plot centres on Anton Yelchin's Charley, a popular teen – he's bagged the pretty girl and has "cool" pals – whose life caves in when his nerdy friend (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) warns him about the vampire (Colin Farrell) living next door. After various teens get bitten, Charley recruits Peter to help out. A suitably silly, quite droll and in