Let Me In (2010, 1hr 56, rated 15) 

With Halloween around the corner we’ve been looking for something scary – and what could be more terrifying than an American remake of a movie everyone loves?  But while “Let The Right One In” was brilliant, we’ve read and heard great things about this version so we’re excited to give it a try.  With some smart changes and more of a horror than the moody original, some people even say that it’s the better film.  We’ll see about that…  this week’s Streamers Film Club movie is Let Me In,   

“It’s hard to imagine a more intelligent and well-crafted American horror being released this year.”  Empire

Bullied at school, neglected at home and incredibly lonely, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) spends his days plotting revenge on his tormentors and spends his nights spying on other residents of the apartment complex. His sole friend is Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz), a strange girl who comes out only at nighttime. Both outcasts, the two form a strong bond. When Abby’s caretaker disappears amid a series of gruesome murders, Owen begins to suspect that she is hiding a terrible secret.

Or if you prefer, here’s the trailer :

And, as always, if you have an Amazon Prime subscription you can watch the whole film for free  here. Enjoy.

Why we chose it

  • It’s Halloween …
  • … but we thought The Evil Dead was maybe a little much.
  • A remake that’s better than the original?  Now that’s worth talking about.

The critics thought…

Empire4 stars  Total Film: 4 stars  Rotten Tomatoes: 88%  IMDB user score: 7.2/10 

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A comparison with Let the Right One in (spoilers )

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