Let the Right One In is a Swedish horror movie that everyone I know (who's seen it) keeps telling me to watch and after over ten months on top my Instant Watch queue, it doesn't look like that's happening any time soon. With the upcoming release of the U.S. remake coming out though, it looks like I'll end up never seeing the original.

Starring Chloe Moretz (fresh off her star making turn in Kick-Ass), it now has a new name (Let Me In), but the same general idea: a girl (Moretz) moves next door to a lonely kid (Kodi Smit McPhee, The Road) and they form a friendship. However, the girl happens to be a vampire.

Obviously there's more to it than that, but that's the general gist and if you watch the trailer, you can see how the boy ends up falling in love/befriending her and other such thematic layers. There's a lot selling me on Let Me In; Moretz and McPhee are two of the better child actors in the business, and the writer/director of this remake Matt Reeves also happened to do one of my favorite movies from 2008 Cloverfield. Plus, since this'll probably follow the original closely, and the original is apparently awesome, this will probably end up awesome too.

Let Me In opens October 2010.


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