Almost exactly a year ago I reported on the casting for the newly announced remake of the 1985 horror film Fright Night, with Colin Farrell and Toni Collette taking their place alongside the already cast Anton Yelchin and now we have the first poster and trailer for Craig Gillespie’s update.

It’ll never beat the old poster, which remains a high point in horror movie posters but at least they are using the same logo, perhaps some enterprising Photoshop will remove Colin Farrell’s red eyed mug and replace it with the Cloud O’Scary Face from the original.

Anyhoo – there’s also a neat trailer which hints at the mix of sex, scares and sinister suburbia which made a solid foundation for a devilish film all those years ago and look like being just as successful here.

Here’s your US trailer,

And here’s the new poster,

which, like I said, is not a patch on the original,