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Let Me In

2010

 

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The Movie

A young boy named Owen has troubles at home and at school. But when a mysterious girl named Abby moves in next door, Owen hopes he's found a friend, even though she smells a little strange. Unfortunately, his new friend needs blood to live, and the man who seems to be her father goes out to drain local residents to feed her. But even as Owen starts to suspect something is wrong, having a real friend might just matter more.

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen
Chloe Grace Moretz as Abby
Richard Jenkins as The Father
Cara Buono as Owen's Mother
Elias Koteas as The Policeman
Sasha Barrese as Virginia
Dylan Kenin as Larry
Chris Browning as Jack
Ritchie Coster as Mr. Zoric
Dylan Minnette as Kenny

Directed by Matt Reeves
Writing credits: Matt Reeves (screenplay) John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay and novel)

Reviews

"This movie really gets under your skin. Despite the violence, the loneliness, and the fear that appears in every scene, it deals with situations we can all relate to in one way or another. Yes, the child has been twelve 'for a very long time', but by the end of the movie, you will have decide how much that is a blessing, how much a curse.

The director has made a real effort to keep things plausible - no plastic bats, no super powers, just a subtle change between a hungry vampire and one who's fed, and between a vampire hunting, and one between meals. Even the special effects are understated, used to tell the story, not dominate it. This is not a remake of the Swedish movie, but a fresh interpretation of the book." - Drac, Vampyreverse

"I wasn't expecting that much from this film, I'd had it months and not gotten round to watching it. So imagine my surprise when I finally did play it, and found it to be one of the most astounding films I've seen for a long, long time. It gripped me from the word go and pulled me into the story, which is cleverly multi layered and has a modern day, creepy, gothic atmosphere about it. You find yourself becoming mesmerised as events unfold, and things get more and more grizzly,and emotionally intense. This is the way I wish all horror films could be made, its not made by numbers, or to fit a demographic, it has genuine passion and feeling. What makes it even more incredible in my book,is that it comes from the same director (Matt Reeves) who made Cloverfield, a film I absolutely hated, and still regard as a triumph of style over substance, but hats off to him for this one, its an incredible film in every way." - Ragged Tiger at Amazon [edited]

"Because the Swedish film adaptation of the novel Let the Right One In (on which Let Me In is based) was surprisingly popular and critically acclaimed, it's going to be hard for Let Me In to avoid comparisons. Surprisingly, it retains much of the flavor and spirit of the original. It's not as understated - this is an American movie, after all - and some of the creepiness is lost along with that subtlety. Despite that, Let Me In has its own spookiness and the performances (including Elias Koteas, Zodiac, as a local policeman) are strong. Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield)." - Bret Fetzer from Amazon [edited version]

The DVD

Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
Studio: Icon Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 14 Mar 2011

Special Features

'Making of' Documentary, stills and poster gallery, special effects shorts, and directors commentay.

See also "Let The Right One In", based on the same novel.

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