Fright Night parents guide

Fright Night

Overall D

Fright Night is an R-rated horror film about teens that discover a neighborhood vampire (Colin Farrell) is preying on local youths. When Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) sets out to stop his biting spree, the young man puts himself in mortal danger.

Release date August 19, 2011

Violence D
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D-
Substance Use C+

Why is Fright Night rated R? The MPAA rated Fright Night R for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Fright Night
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Fright Night rated R? Fright Night is rated R by the MPAA for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.

Violence: Frequent scenes depict vampire bites with copious amounts of blood. Victims are lured into a home and locked in tiny cubicles. Violence toward vampires includes a decapitation, dismemberment, people run over by vehicles, stabbings, shootings and various other fantastical assaults resulting in startling disintegrations or injuries with explicit blood effects. Dangerous driving causes a car accident. A teen is bullied. A teenaged boy steals a man’s suit jacket and credentials, and pretends to be a reporter.

Sexual Content: A teenaged couple discusses consummating their relationship on a couple of occasions. A boy shows a photo of a bikini-clad girl on a cell phone. A teen male claims to be looking at porn on the Internet. A young man observes a scantily clad woman and later suggests she may be a stripper. An adult male makes crude sexual remarks about a boy’s mother and girlfriend. A man views a television infomercial for breast enhancement products. The script includes some sexual conversations (including crude terms for sex) and a reference to masturbation. Scantily dressed women and a topless man are seen.

Language: Over 30 sexual expletives are used, some within a sexual context. Crude male and female anatomical terms, scatological slang and names of Christian deity are heard.

Drug and Alcohol Use: Adult characters drink alcohol, one to the point of drunkenness. Tobacco use.

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Fright Night
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Violence, Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Children
Manitoba 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Horror
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Fright Night is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Fright Night movie is December 13, 2011. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Fright Night

Release Date: 13 December 2011

Fright Night releases to home video on December 13, 2011. The Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy package includes:

- Gag Reel

- Kid Cudi Music Video (uncensored version) - “No One Believes Me”

- Peter Vincent: Swim Inside My Mind

- The Official “How to Make a Funny Vampire Movie” Guide

- Frightful Facts & Terrifying Trivia

- 5 Deleted Scenes with intros by Director Craig Gillepsie

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Vampires look a whole lot friendlier in the Twilight Saga. Anton Yelchin’s character has a better relationship with his neighbor in the movie Hearts in Atlantis. Colin Farrell plays a different sort of alien being in The New World.