Written and directed by Matt Reeves (based on the novel and screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist). Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Koteas, Dylan Minnette and Richard Jenkins.
Plot: a bullied young boy meets a young female vampire and they bond.
In 1983, young Owen (Smit-McPhee) is picked on mercilessly by his bullies (led by Minnette). Then, he meets a strange, young girl, Abby (Moretz), who changes everything for him. It’s very, very similar to the original Swedish film, Let the Right One In, which I’ve already put up this month. I really think both need to be watched. I do love them both.
This movie is hauntingly beautiful. I like the haunting music, too. It fits so well, especially at the end. The main characters are a little strange, but totally likable. And being a vampire is a good motive for killing. There’s excellent innovation, terrific acting, a marvelous script, fantastic specials and an incredible story overall.
Also, I really liked the opening and ending. Even more than DJ. So, watch and compare with the original.
My score: 80. DJ’s score: 65.