Marti Noxon Penning 'Fright Night' Remake

The 'Mad Men' writer will pen the remake of the 1985 horror comedy.
Fright Night Getting a Redo
Fright Night Getting a Redo
Mad Men writer-producer Marti Noxon will script DreamWorks Studios' remake of the 1985 horror comedy Fright Night.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, before her work on the hit AMC series, Noxon was a writer-producer on the bloodsucker series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, so fangs and stakes are in her blood.

The original Fright Night, released in 1985, was written and directed by Tom Holland and starred Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall and William Ragsdale. Ragsdale played a teenager who discovers his neighbors are vampires.

The new version will keep the comedy-horror tone while modernizing the effects.


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Comments (13)

  1. Vanboy

    Nobody can fill Roddy McDowall's shoes in this role. Nobody!

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Oli

    Bleh.

    4 years agoby @reviloleeFlag

  3. Flukey106

    mm very true messenger

    4 years agoby @flukey106Flag

  4. Err

    apathy comes with age, i think.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  5. Brian

    This one I can see.

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  6. Newkill3000

    Yeah, I'm with you, err. Before, I just used to get pissed when I heard one of my favorites were getting remade. Now, i just throw my hands up and say f*ck it.

    4 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  7. Err

    hell even if it is a crapfest i'll still check it out.
    i just don't seem to care anymore.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  8. Darko

    10 to 1 odds they make it PG-13

    4 years agoby @brokenweldFlag

  9. Xenon

    I won't be watching the remake, I rather see the original.

    4 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  10. Buriblazing

    better not screw this one up!

    4 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  11. Messenger

    Flukey, it's not the filmmakers or the directors or the writers it's mainly the producers. They have the money and they want to make sure they get more of it back, hence the reason why we have so many remakes and sequels. As for the writers and directors, if you name isn't Spielberg then you are just SOL on making an original movie.

    4 years agoby @messengerFlag

  12. Err

    yep.
    vampires are all the rage right now.
    whatever, i guess, as long as its funny and not a crapfest i'll check out the dvd when its released.

    4 years agoby @err2005Flag

  13. Flukey106

    That's all i hear these days, remake that and remake this, sequel this and prequel that. We need a new breed of filmmakers, directors, writers and producers. Sick of hearing Saw 7, Scream 4, etc etc

    4 years agoby @flukey106Flag