By day Gerri Dandridge is a sexy professor, but by night she transforms into a real-life vampire with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. So when a group of high school students travel abroad to study in Romania, they find themselves ensnared in Gerri's chilling web of lust and terror. Charley and "Evil" Ed must stop Gerri from drinking and bathing in the blood of a "new moon virgin," which just so happens to be Charley's ex-girlfriend, Amy. They enlist help from Peter Vincent, the vampire hunting host of a reality show called "Fright Night," to drive a stake through Gerri's plan and save Amy from a fate far worse than death.
Starring: Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson, and Chris Waller
Directed by: Eduardo Rodriguez
Written by: Matt Venne
Just like the recently released "I Spit on Your Grave 2," here is another sequel that has very little to do with its predecessor. Why… because this is no sequel it’s a reboot! It has the same characters Charley (Will Payne), “Evil” Ed (Chris Waller), and Amy (Sacha Parkinson), but they are all different actors. These actors certainly aren’t on the same level as the previous reboot.
With different actors, they should have done a little reintroducing of the characters, but there is none of that. The movie just begins, and the audience has no idea who these people are until their names are mentioned. Since they decided to go the reboot route, they really should have let the audience get to know the characters again. They just assume the audience knows plenty about them, but that is something more suited for a sequel.
The movie tries to be different, as it's set in Romania, but it's the same old story. Charley discovers there are vampires, who again become interested in his girlfriend, Amy. He fights them off, but ultimately loses her to Gerri (Jaime Murray), who is a woman vampire this time. In the process of everything, Ed is turned into a vampire, yet again. Charley then enlists Peter Vincent (Sean Power) to help him take down Gerri, yes again. There is just little originality here.
The only good thing about this movie is the performance of Jaime Murray. She does a great job as a sexy, and evil vampire. Her performance almost matches what Colin Farrell accomplished in the previous reboot. Besides that there is some blood split, but it almost seems like the same old vampire scenes getting played over again.
In the end, why call this “Fright Night 2: New Blood?” They should have dropped the “2.” It isn't a sequel, but a reboot, which isn't going to make a lot of people happy. A lot of it is the same story, with different actors. The few minor changes aren't good enough to save it. Since there really is no need for a reboot after a superior one was just done, I give this movie 1.5 pools of blood.