The film also features one terrific jolt moment, which I don't want to spoil, but which involves the spontaneous combustion of a character you may not realize, initially, is even a vampire.
The original Fright Night featured a great thematic conceit about "dangerous" adult sexuality, and then used specific visual compositions -- the very tenets of film grammar -- to reflect and express that content. The new version of the material pays dialogue lip service to the vicissitudes of adolescence (Charley wonders if he is growing up only into a "dick") but it doesn't back up those words with expressive, meaningful visuals. Accordingly, the remake automatically functions in one less dimension than the 1985 original did.
Dust to dust.