Although it was released in 2010, I had not seen nor heard of it untill now! It's an amazing movie and based on the book - "Let the Right One In" by
John Ajvide Lindqvist. This version is a re-telling of an earlier Swedish film from 2008 and I have read many reviews online and from well-known
critics that have said the Swedish version was better and more authentic, although I guess that depends on your taste in movies... The swedish version
and the book itself was abit too full on and perverted for my liking :S and if you read the book or see the swedish version, you might understand what
I mean.. It is available on youtube in 12 parts.
However the US version was an amazing movie. It is so sad and so compelling and the director has done an amazing job! Although you can clearly see the
villains in the movie and what they are doing is so wrong! At the same time I felt empathy for the villains and sad for them... It's a very hard thing
to achieve in any type of story, movie or play.
Both lead actors - Kodi Smit-Mcphee (Aussie... YES! ) and Chloe G Moretz (Amazing) did an amazing job and played the parts so well.. I was truly
amazed that although they were still quite young when playing these roles, they did such an amazing job! I look forward to many great things from both
I hope you decide to watch this movie and you can enjoy or appreciate it as much as I did
Let Me In
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen
dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night
in the playground of their building.
no no no... I know what your saying and have read the book and sat through 2 hours of torture watching the swedish version...
I disagree, the american "re-telling" not remake was much better and a better story... and better actors
There is also a comic book series out by Dark Horse Comics that is prelude to the story in Los Alamos. Although the comics could have gone further
back and given more background to the story, they are still worth reading
Chloe G Moretz as the actress actually created "Abby's" back story herself before taking on the role and did an amazing job!
Dark Horse Comics
Let Me In - Crossroads
Taking you even deeper into a tragic world of sophisticated horror with Let Me In: Crossroads, a chilling prelude to the highly anticipated film Let
* The official prelude to Cloverfield director Matt Reeves' highly anticipated horror film starring Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass).
Sorry I was editing the OP as you replied... I rushed the OP just abit and had to change a couple things. I edited again, the first reply to you I
mean, just added abit more info and the comic book stuff.
I watched both the Swedish version and this one. Both versions were pretty good, but i kinda liked the Swedish one better, by just a little bit. I
almost always prefer the original movie to the U.S. version because of the original script and dialog.
After watching the trailer and reading abit about it, it is kinda similar in some ways but it still has that old school horror feel to it... do you
know what I mean?
Stephen King was quoted as saying that this is the best American horror movie in 20 years.... that is one good review
King: “Let Me In is a genre-busting triumph. Not just a horror film, but the best American horror film in the last 20 years. Whether you’re a
teenager or a film-lover in your 50s, you’ll be knocked out. Rush to it now. You can thank me later.”
I saw that movie on Starz(?) a few months ago at night, trying to fall asleep. Flipping through the channels I saw the title and figured ‘eh, what
the hell, it will probably put me to sleep’ and turned the movie on. About two hours later I was finished watching the film, thinking ‘great, that
really did not help’. It was not scary, but had the setting of a horror film, and the acting was pretty good for children. Not to mention the
storyline was great – and I usually dislike films in ‘Let Me In’s’ genre.
I actually preferred the extended Swedish version.
It struck me as several degrees more haunting, and then there's the scene with the cats that I don't recall being included in the American
All in all, when it first came out, it was very much so a refreshing alternative Vampire 'love story' compared to the sparkle glitter vampires and
werewolves filled with such abounding eternal teen angst so popular right now.
Another alternative you might find interesting is a Koeran title called Thirst: Thirst - IMDb
Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.
It's very much an 'alternative' viewpoint, exploring an extremely disfunctional kind of vampire love story.
I highly recommend taking a look at Korean cinema due many of the more bizarre stories and twists many directors seem to like to take with films like
this, Old Boy, and many others that will leave you all sorts of OMGWTF.
Granted, many off the beaten track titles don't have the flash and glam of Hollywood, but, looking past that, the stories can be an astoundingly
I prefered the US version, although I know they are both quite good and obviously the US version loses points for originality, I still preferred that
version. That might be a matter for personal taste though.
I didn't like the back-story of Elli in the swedish version... very gruesome but I also didn't like the story between Eli and her watcher....
kindy creepy.. ya know.
The book is even more full on and creepy and made me cringe!
I liked the fact the none of the actors from the US version watched the original movie first. They were able to make the characters their own in a
sort of way.
They created their own back-story and history of the character's before taking it on.
Either way it's an amazing story and very different to many previous vampire stories. It tells a different kind of story and throws away any type of
prestige linked with vampires...
It was very sad
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