Wilson of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Fright Night (directed by Craig Gillespie) focuses on your average suburban kid, Charley (Anton Yelchin), and puts you in the setting of his life. Charley is in high school, he has popular friends, an unpopular friend of his past, a solid girlfriend, and a MILF of a single mother(Toni Collette). Things are going pretty well for the youngster until his childhood friend Ed (Christopher Minz-Plasse) talks to him about the number of missing classmates lately. Ed knows something is up but Charley shrugs him off like he’s a three toothed hooker on the Vegas strip. He would rather spend his time with his girlfriend Amy (Imogen Poots), than help out Ed. So Ed has to lure his dick of a friend Charley into helping him by blackmailing him with embarrassing childhood videos. They go and check out the house of one of their friends who went missing and Ed explains his crackpot theories that Charley’s neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) is a vampire."