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Fright Night stars proud of film

Stars of new comedy horror film Fright Night say they are disappointed by the film's poor performance in the US and are looking for redemption in Europe.

The film features Colin Farrell as a vampire who goes after neighbours who discover his secret. It took in less than 10 million dollars in its US opening weekend, placing it fifth behind films including The Help and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.

The film also stars actors Anton Yelchin and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as two of the doomed neighbours.

"If it sucked, we would have been like 'alright' - you know? But we both like it a lot," Anton said of the movie.

Christopher said he hoped the Craig Gillespie-directed film - described as a "reimagining" of the 1985 cult classic of the same name - will take a bigger bite out of the European market when it swoops into cinemas this week.

"We were just proud of it and we wanted people to see it. But maybe it will have life on a DVD or something or out here. But the critics loved it and my family and friends loved it, so that's important," he said.

Fans of the original movie know that Christopher's character Ed is turned into a creature of the night by Irish heartthrob Colin in a scene loaded with repressed sexual tension.

Christopher joked that the swimming pool scene with Colin was "too sexy for both of us", saying: "Anton was off the side... just chilling there, going 'This is sexy, I can get into this'".

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