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Running Time:
1 Hour, 55 Minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This remake of a little Swedish thriller is the scariest, creepiest and most elegantly filmed horror movie in years.

Additional Info:
Additional DVD Features: Audio commentary with director Matt Reeves; From the inside: a look at the Making of Let Me In ; The art of special effects; Car crash sequence step-by-step; Deleted scenes; Trailer gallery; Poster gallery.

Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Owen
Chloe Moretz ... Abby
Richard Jenkins ... The Father
Cara Buono ... Owen's Mother
Elias Koteas ... The Policeman
Sasha Barrese ... Virginia

Let Me In
Le Me In, based on a Swedish film which was adapted from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, has been set Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1983. It's the story of a lonely, bullied little boy called Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee “The Road”), who learns that Abby (Chloe Grace Moretz “Kiss-Ass”), the girl who moves into the apartment next to his, is actually a vampire, and much older, and stronger, than she looks. The centerpiece of the story is their friendship, or more properly adolescent romance, that slowly develops between the two of them.

There are only two problems. First, Abby’s guardian (Richard Jenkins "The Visitor") is not so good at collecting the human blood she needs to survive, and there's a detective (Elias Koteas "Zodiac") who's doggedly investigating a series of suspicious murders in the area.

Let Me In starring Chloë Grace Moretz: DVD Cover Director Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield"), has masterfully adapted the film from the Swedish original, and he immediately establishes an uneasy, foreboding tone as an ambulance wends its way through a seriously dark, stormy and frozen New Mexican terrain. And although we probably could have lived without some of the glowing vampire eyes, and the religious overtones, he's added a terrifying car crash sequence that takes place entirely from inside the out-of-control vehicle.

But, key to this remake's ultimate success is the casting of the troubled young leads. Both Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz possess the soulful depth and pre-adolescent vulnerability necessary to keep it compellingly real. And Richard Jenkins' melancholic demeanor is put to good use as Abby's protector, while Elias Koteas makes for a credible moral compass as the police officer attempting to find the  culprit responsible for all those ritual murders.

Echoing the prevailing horrific/mournful vibe is Michael Giacchino's bone-chilling and achingly poignant score which also helps make this creepy little thriller far superior to the usual run of Hollywood horror movies.


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