Let Me In (2010)

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.

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