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If you take a trip down to your local cineplex these days, chances are you'll discover that we're living in a golden age of horror. Specifically, the '80s.

Yes, according to Variety, the latest horror remake, 'Fright Night,' is shuffling closer to reality, as 'Mr. Woodcock' director Craig Gillespie has signed on to direct the project. The deal, which we first reported on last week, has been rumored for awhile thanks to Gillespie's relationship with executive producer Steven Spielberg. (The two worked together on the Showtime project 'The United States of Tara.') If you take a trip down to your local cineplex these days, chances are you'll discover that we're living in a golden age of horror. Specifically, the '80s.

Yes, according to Variety, the latest horror remake, 'Fright Night,' is shuffling closer to reality, as 'Mr. Woodcock' director Craig Gillespie has signed on to direct the project. The deal, which we first reported on last week, has been rumored for awhile thanks to Gillespie's relationship with executive producer Steven Spielberg. (The two worked together on the Showtime project 'The United States of Tara.')

'Fright Night,' which was a surprise hit in 1985, tells the story of a horror movie fan who uses his knowledge of the genre to defeat a vampire neighbor. During the '80s, of course, the main character would have had plenty of films to draw inspiration from, including 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Halloween II' and the 'Friday the 13th' franchise.

Luckily for DreamWorks, the character in its reboot will be able to reference those same movies, as all three properties have recently returned to theaters as part of the seemingly never-ending wave of horror remakes. Already this year, 'The Wolfman' and 'The Crazies' have joined the list of films that have risen from the grave in the industry's most meta sub-genre.

Unlike the undead featured in those films, though, there seems to be no way to kill this trend.

Check out the trailer for the original 'Fright Night' here: