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:: Let Me In

Let Me In is an American version of a popular Swedish horror film, Let the Right One In (from 2008). Very true to the original script, this updated adaptation is directed by Matt Reeves, and written by Reeves in collaboration with Let the Right One In’s John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The update sticks extremely close to the original presentation, as you are effectively getting the same story, but with different characters and no subtitles. It is best to say that Let the Right One In is the more iconic film of the two that is likely to remain epic among vampire films for years to come. However, if global distribution of the original had not taken place, Let Me In would have a similarly intense and impacting effect on the audience. Either film, upon your first exposure to this impressive story, will satisfy any horror/vampire film fan’s desires.

Chloe Moretz and Kodi-Smit McPhee are terrific in Let Me In. It is not often to find such maturity and sincerity within young actors, yet this film scored well having both actors. These kids are so talented that you may think you're watching real life here. And the casting of character actor, Richard Jenkins, to play “the father” was a good move also. This man says much just with his eyes. An almost unrecognisable Elias Koteas absolutely nails it as the intelligent detective trying to piece together all the bloody madness.

If you want suspense, emotion, a great story, and incredible performances, then sink your teeth into this film. Matt Reeves does a great job as the director and special mention must be given to Michael Giacchino for his score. It's chilling, haunting, and poetic; his musical notes perfectly accentuated every single scene. I would recommend this as one of the better horror movies you'll see.

DVD Extras

Let Me In is presented in widescreen (2.35:1) and is enhanced for 16x9 televisions.

Audio commentary from Matt Reeves
a 17-minute “From the Inside” featurette
a 6-minute “Art of Special Effects"featurette
a 5-minute “Car Crash Sequence Step-by-Step"
5 minutes of deleted scenes with optional commentary by Matt Reeves
Poster & Still Gallery