You're So Cool, Brewster: Fright Night Sequel Coming From Original Director


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It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. This time, we are learning about a potential Fright Night sequel! It's good to catch up with Charley Brewster!

In a recent interview with SyFy Wire, the director of the original Fright Night, Tom Holland (no, not that one) laid out his ideas for a Fright Night sequel. Fans will remember at the end of the original film when Charlie's friend Evil Ed pops up as a vampire, setting up a sequel with Ed as the villain. Unfortunately, this sequel tease was ignored in Fright Night 2 as Holland was not involved due to his work on Child's Play. But Holland has a plan to fix that. 

Holland's plans involve disregarding Fright Night 2. He intends on making this new film a direct sequel to the original film. The film will feature the return of Charly Brewster, Evil Ed, and Charly's evil neighbor, Jerry Sandridge. This approach is similar to what the filmmakers behind the new Halloween did. Just making a film that is a sequel to the original and disregarding the sequels, remakes, and reboots that came out in between. This new film is tentatively called Fright Night 2: Resurrection

Fans of the series will know that this is not the first time Holland has tried to return to the characters and world of Fright Night. After the release of the second film, Roddy McDowall and Holland had set up meeting with the distribution head of the company that produced the second film, Jose Menendez, to discuss a third film. Unfortunately, that meeting never happened as Menendez and his wife were murdered by their sons Erik and Lyle. The media circus that occurred after this threw New Century Vista into chaos and curtailed any plans of a second Fright Night sequel. 

In the decades that have followed, there have been whispers of a Fright Night sequel but this is a jolt of news for fans of the original. No word yet on when this film is happening but we can imagine that Holland wants to make this sooner rather than later.