I didn’t watch the MTV Movie Awards last night for the same reason I don’t pound nails into my penis — even I don’t hate myself that much. But a new Fright Night trailer debuted, this time with actual footage of David Tennant as mindfreaking magician Peter Vincent, and holy shit is he awesome. I don’t say that as one of Tennant’s legion of fanboys and fangirls — although, speaking of, having a shirtless, eyeliner-wearing Tennant is probably going to guarantee a certain percentage of ticket sales — but even in these few clips, he’s just massively entertaining. The rumor mill says that some Hollywood exec wants Tennant to be the main focus of Fright Night 2. I’d have been fine with that in theory anyways, but now I’m ready to pre-order my ticket.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.