Remake for Movie, Let The Right One, Releases Trailer

Back in January 2009, I wrote a review of the Swedish film “Let the Right One In.” In the review, the first thing I wrote is “why you should watch it [the movie] now.”

My answer to that was because even then, the news was out that the movie would receive an American remake by the film director Mike Reeves of Cloverfield fame. A year and some months later and the trailer for that remake is here and posted below for your pleasure.

Like most film snobs, I was and still am a little apprehensive of an American remake of any foreign (or classic) film (and these days, I gotta add TV shows to that list). It just seems like the American way of doing/seeing things falls a little short of the original, especially when it comes to culture-oriented things.

With that said, this trailer actually intrigues. The movie, called “Let Me In” instead of “Let The Right One In,”  features Chloe “I’m Just Fuckin’ With Ya Daddy” Moretz of the Kick Ass movie franchise (a second movie is in talks to come out) as the exotic next-door neighbor with a blood-sucking secret and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the protagonist of the story. Smit-McPhee was last seen beside Viggo Mortensen in the movie “The Road.”

Although the trailer looks great it remains to be seen how the movie will stand up to the original. Reeves, in addition to directing the movie, wrote the screenplay for the remake so who knows what has remained and what has changed.

The movie “Let Me In” has a scheduled release date of October 1, 2010.

Movie Review: Let the Right One In


Oskar, the lonely one

Why you should watch it now:

Bragging Rights

Rumor is that this movie will be remade by Matt Reeves of Cloverfield fame. The new version of the movie may be entirely different from the Swedish version since the screenplay may not be written by the original author of the Swedish screenplay and the book.






When I saw the movie poster for Let the Right One In — which shows a pale-faced girl with a haunted look about her, pitted against a slate gray backdrop, staring at something or maybe nothing around her, I was instantly motivated to review the plot of the film. A love story between a vampire girl (Eli) and a normal boy (Oskar)? The anime geek in me perked up. (Vampire Princess Miyu anyone?) And after reviewing the movie’s high Rotten Tomatoes rating (the director/movie won bla bla bla and such, see on IMDB) and looking over the movie’s poster again and then learning that some friends wanted to see the film too, I was convinced to go watch the film.


Clip for Let The Right One In


Just like the movie poster, each background scene creates as a picturesque backdrop to a quietly-paced movie. The cinematography is hauntingly beautiful — less is more here. This movie is called a horror film, but don’t let that label deter you from going. I’ve yet to see a horror movie that makes killing look as elegant as an Upper East Side dinner.

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