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FRIGHT NIGHT <span>(2011)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 104

Release dates 30/11/2011, 21/11/2011, 02/09/2011

BBFCInsight Contains strong gore and language

Genre(s) Horror, Comedy

Director(s) Craig Gillespie

Cast includes Collin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Toni Colette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Imogen Poots, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 23/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FRIGHTNIGHT is a US horror remake about a teenage boy who takes on a vampire that moves in to the house next to his family's in Las Vegas. The film was classified '15' for strong gore and language.

The film contains a number of bloody moments as the vampire attacks his victims, and later as the protagonist attempts to take on the vampire. The film includes a moment in which a woman explodes when reintroduced to sunlight following a vampire attack. The explosion results in red splatter but no further detail. The traditional vampire 'neck bites' are portrayed with some sight of blood from the wounds. An action sequence portrays a strong threat to the main character's family as they try to get away from the persistent vampire. The creature is left mangled on a road at one point. The main character has to confront a less experienced vampire in one scene and the creature loses an arm at one point. This is not shown with strong detail, but there is a view of the detached limb and the young vampire's wound. There are further moments of violence in the midst of a climax, in which a number of vampires pose a threat to the main characters. The context is of a deliberately over the top 'B Movie' style horror film. It is clearly fantastical and has an element of humour. The BBFC's Guidelines at '15' state 'Strong threat and menace are permitted unless sadistic or sexualised' and 'Violence may be strong but should not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable'. This film falls short of the strongest gory images and the fantastical horror context provides justification for the level of gore and violence at '15'.

The film also contains frequent use of strong language. The Guidelines at '15' state 'There may be frequent use of strong language (for example, 'fuck')'.

The film also contains some references to a high school girl and boy having sex, and some school banter between boys about masturbation.


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Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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