A Monster Movie Mad Lib (circle your favorite answer):
A teenage ________ (boy/girl)learns a new neighbor is moving in to the spooky old house next door. After hearing about a rash of murders in town, the ________ (boy/girl) accidentaly witnesses the new neighbor seemingly killing a young woman. Unfortunately, nobody believes the story - not the cops, nor the ________ (boy/girl)'s spiky-haired weirdo school buddy. Increasingly convinced the neighbor is a ____________(vampire/werewolf), our hero tries to enlist the aid of a famous _________ (monster/animal)-hunting TV star. Too bad the hunter turns out to be just a washed up actor whose show has just been cancelled. To make matters worse, the _________ (vampire/werewolf) infects our hero's weirdo pal with his evil curse, then sets his sights on the woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lost bride! Eventually the duo of unlikely _________ (vampire/werewolf)-hunters are forced to confront the creature, or die trying!
If the screenwriters of "Never Cry Werewolf" had called this a "remake with a twist", its libelous theft of the "Fright Night" script might be forgivable. As it stands, the writers are lucky they haven't been sued. How DID this movie get made? I realize Fright Night was released over 20 years ago, but there's a line between homage and plagarism... This movie has comitted "Grand Theft Script".
Despite everything, this film is mildly entertaining... especially if you're a fan of 1980s B-movies. That being said, the acting is mediocre, the effects are mediocre and ex-Hercules Kevin Sorbo is really scraping rock bottom here, which adds a note of sadness to the production.