The remake (or ripoff as some of you will say) of Let the Right One In, entitled Let Me In has officially received a release date. The new/old horror film about a young boy falling in love with a child vampire, will be hitting theaters October 1st of this year. Looks like they’re trying to hit up some of the early Halloween traffic, which I’m sure will be helpful seeing as people love to be scared by children and especially by vampires. It’s like a two for one!
The film is currently shooting in New Mexico, with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves at the helm with stars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, 500 Days of Summer) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) playing the two main children.
There has been a lot of complaining about this film, mainly because Let the Right One In was so popular with critics and never received all the love that it deserved at the box office. Instead of promoting a film with subtitles, studios were quick to jump on making an American version of the film based on the original novel “Let Me In.” All I care about is that they make this “remake” is a quality film and that hopefully the original gets some love with its release.
In case you don’t know the whole story for the film, here is the official synopsis…
An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).
Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.
The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.
What do you think about the film? Will you be there October 1st?