— by ESTHER RYKACZEWSKI —
The long-awaited “Fred” sequel, has finally arrived. Last September, Nickelodeon brought us the much-anticipated film adaption, “Fred: The Movie,” based upon the popular character Fred Figglehorn, created by Lucas Cruikshank. Tonight (Oct. 22), you can catch the sequel, “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred,” on Nickelodeon at 8/7c.
The sequel follows Fred as he readies to celebrate Halloween. Some unexpected things happen that lead him to believe his new music teacher is a vampire, so Fred sets out with his friend Bertha to prove it.
A few months back, it was reported by Vanity Fair that the sequel would be hitting the big screen in 3D, with a still unknown release date. I assumed it would not be until the Summer of 2012. But clearly the plans changed. On Sept. 22, Lucas Cruikshank, debuted his new web talk show, Figgle Chat, on his YouTube channel. At the end of the first webisode, viewers were shown a teaser of the upcoming sequel, which would premiere on Nickelodeon this October.
Personally, I’m glad that it is premiering on the small screen, because it means fans don’t have to wait until next year to see it on the big screen (considering the fact that it holds a Halloween themed story-line, we would have to wait until this time next year).
The only main non-returning character in this film will be Fred’s true love Judy (who was played by Pixie Lott in the first installment). Considering her character moved away in the previous film, this is the only believable take. Aside from this, Jennette McCurdy will not reprise her role as Bertha. The character will be played by Daniella Monet (best known for her role as Trina Vega in the Nickelodeon hit tween series “Victorious”). I am disappointed that Jennette McCurdy will not be reprising her role as Bertha, but I am looking forward to seeing Daniella Monet’s take on the character.
Given how much I enjoyed the first film (and am just an absolute fan of Cruikshank and the character Fred Figglehorn), I will most definitely be tuning in for the premiere this Saturday, and am looking forward to very random, crazy, and hilarious somewhat-spooky weirdness. Will you be catching the premiere this Saturday?
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