2009 was the year that Sweden became the new cool. At least in the UK. There were Wallander originals and remakes on the BBC and Let the Right One In was a hit with the critics and the public. I liked, not loved, the original and was intrigued by news of a Hollywood remake.
So I was curious about Let Me In, just to see what Matt Reeves (director of Cloverfield) made of the Swedish film.
Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1983. Owen, (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a lonely 12 year old boy who is brutally bullied at school and living with his mother whilst his parents get divorced. A mysterious 12 year old girl moves in next door, coinciding with a string of grisly murders around Owen’s home. One night, the mysterious girl introduces herself as Abby (Chloё Grace-Moretz) and she happens to be a vampire.
I really liked this version. I found it better in some aspects. It is a faithful remake that focuses more on horror.