The 80's original had a sense of levity and style to it. It was almost a parody of itself and also paid homage to the "Elvira" show and also the actual "Fright Night" program shown on KHJ (known today as KCAL 9) in the early 70's.
It was all meant in fun.
This looks like yet another remake wanting to take itself far too seriously.
"The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."