We’re talking about the original FRIGHT NIGHT, here, the one from 1985, as opposed to the 2011 remake starring Colin Farrell (which was actually quite good.) Let’s call the one FRIGHT NIGHT CLASSIC and the other just FRIGHT NIGHT. I don’t want to call it NEW FRIGHT NIGHT, since new Coke sucked—I’m obviously taking these designations from the whole “new Coke” fiasco, which is appropriate since the original movie came out in the 80s—and, as stated, the FRIGHT NIGHT remake is good, so the analogy doesn’t fit. So we’ve got FRIGHT NIGHT CLASSIC, which came out in 1985, and FRIGHT NIGHT, which came out in 2011. All clear?
So why didn’t FRIGHT NIGHT CLASSIC get a sequel? It did. FRIGHT NIGHT (CLASSIC) 2, which was FAR from a classic. However, there was no FRIGHT NIGHT (CLASSIC) 3. How come? I always figured it was because of FRIGHT NIGHT (CLASSIC) 2, and how it was, as mentioned, kind of a lot of sucky. As it so happens, though, there was another reason. The guy who was supposed to produce FN(C)3 was Jose Menendez—father of the Menendez brothers. And if you were around in the early 90s, those names are all too familiar. If you weren’t or they aren’t, check out the whole story at the link below.