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Christopher Mintz-Plasse sinks teeth into new role

August 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Christopher Mintz-Plasse is showing audiences a whole new side to his acting repertoire. He's sinking his teeth into his latest role.

Mintz-Plasse is known for his R-rated comedies including "Superbad," "Kick-Ass," and "Role Models." And he is going R-rated again in the re-make of "Fright Night."

"I'm a big fan of horror movies so it was awesome to be a part of one," said Mintz-Plasse. "There's a lot of blood in this and a lot of gore. That's what attracted me to the script actually was the R-rating, because I'm not the biggest fan of PG-13 either."

Even though this film has its scary elements, Mintz-Plasse still gets to inject some humor.

"I feel like some of the reason they cast me was to bring comedy to the movie and Anton [Yelchin] and I got to improv together," said Mintz-Plasse.

Of course, it wasn't all fun and games. After all it is a horror film and characters do die, sometimes in nasty ways.

"It's a bit violent, involves some blood and my head," said Mintz-Plasse. "So I think people will get excited for that."

"Fright Night" is in theatres this weekend.