antony1 Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), seen earlier this year as a troubled youth in the Mel Gibson drama The Beaver, takes on a hungry and sadistic vampire (Colin Farrell) in Fright Night, a remake of the 1985 film of the same name.

Yelchin, who is steeped in movie knowledge (referencing Pier Paolo Paolo Pasoli during a junket interview puts him above the curve) gave an in-depth explanation on our fixation with vampires (True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and now Fright Night, just to name a few).

“I’m not one to think whether vampires are real or werewolves are real,” says Yelchin.  “There’s enough horrifying s**t in our world.  I don’t worry that a vampire is going to come out and bite my neck.  I just don’t want to get jumped on the street, you know?!”

Click on the media bar below and to hear Yelchin give his take on our passion for bloodsuckers.

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Fright Night, co-starring Toni Collette, opens August 19th.

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