No Fright Night When Hollywood Joseph Meets Anton Yelchin

Hollywood Joseph Celebrity Sighting: Anton Yelchin of Fright Night

Hollywood Joseph with Anton Yelchin of Fright Night

Hollywood Joseph (one of our awesome Hollywood Wax Museum employees) bumped into Anton Yelchin, who starred in this summer’s totally fun remake of “Fright Night” with Colin Farrell.

The story–suburban boy discovers his neighbor is a vampire–remains the same as the 1985 cult horror classic. But, this film is playfully updated with new twists and has amazingly staged action/suspense sequences throughout.

You’ll probably also recognize Anton from his role as the new Chekov on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in “Star Trek” (2009).

What did Walter Koenig, age 73, (the original Chekov)  think of 19-year-old Anton’s performance? He said, “I didn’t know whether I’d feel envious or intimidated watching somebody else in the role. But when I sat down and began to watch, I appreciated a very good performance in a movie. I was actually quite proud of Anton. I found myself rooting for him. The moments that he had that were funny, I laughed, and the moments that showed other qualities of the character, I thoroughly appreciated and applauded as well.”

Anton Yelchin Stars as Charley Brewster in Fright Night

Anton Yelchin Has Top Billing as Charley Brewster in Fright Night

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