MTV’s Sneak Peek Week kicked off in fine fang-led form Monday night (May 30) with a special sneak preview screening of the highly anticipated vampire horror comedy “Fright Night.” The lucky audience members in attendance were not only treated to the screening more than two months ahead of the film’s release, but also took part in a lively Q&A session with star Christopher Mintz-Plasse and director Craig Gillespie.
Gillespie’s re-telling of the 1985 classic drew gasps and laughs from the crowd, as did the lively repartee between Mintz-Plasse and Gillespie during the post-screening conversation.
“I thought it was great,” attendee Jessi Lederer told MTV News. “It was funny and frightening and the 3-D was actually really cool. It was the perfect amount of everything. I thought it was great.”
Dominic Ceroni agreed with Lederer’s sentiments.”Going into it, I thought it wasn’t going to be very good, since there are so many remakes these days,” he admitted. “I went into it with low expectations and it far exceeded them. Chris [Mintz-Plasse] is a sexy vampire; I’m not gonna lie,” he said with a wink.
“I really liked it,” added Bobby Graham. “I liked a lot of the dialogue. You could tell where they improv’d a little. The actors had great chemistry together,” he said. “I will definitely go to see it again in theaters, and I’m definiteley going to be bragging about this for the next two months.”
The film stars Colin Farrell as a bloodthirsty vampire who heads to suburbia and terrorizes his next-door neighbor Charlie, played by “Star Trek” veteran Anton Yelchin. Mintz-Plasse plays vampire convert “Evil” Ed Thompson; “Harry Potter” alum and former “Doctor Who” David Tennant is vamp-hunting showman Peter Vincent; and “Solitary Man” breakout Imogen Poots portrays love interest Amy, with Toni Collette and Dave Franco also popping up.
Mintz-Plasse, Gillespie and “Fright Night” are just the beginning of our lead into the Movie Awards. The five-day mini film fest is a week of special screenings designed to keep building the excitement for our annual, unpredictable and always-entertaining event.
Tuesday’s screening is “The Art of Getting By,” followed by a Q&A with stars Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Reaser, Michael Angarano and director Gavin Wiesen. Wednesday night, we’ll screen “Horrible Bosses,” with Jason Bateman and director Seth Gordon. Thursday night is “The Help,” with Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard, and Friday is “30 Minutes or Less” with Aziz Ansari, Michael Pena and Ruben Fleischer.
Will vampires and werewolves own the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Can wizards or dream thieves steal the Golden Popcorn? Find out June 5, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Sneak Peek Week, starting May 30, is five days of exclusives and interviews with the casts of “Fright Night,” “Horrible Bosses” and more. Check out everything there is to know about Sneak Peek Week and the Movie Awards at MovieAwards.MTV.com!