2008′s Swedish, slow-burn film Let The Right One In is an awesomely effective movie. Based on the book by John Ajvide Lindqvist about a young vampire girl’s budding friendship with a child her own age, the movie could’ve easily forgone the vampire element and still have been a creepy, watchable flick. Having also recently watched The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and knowing that both films are due for U.S remakes, I’m unsure about how they’ll stack up to the very dark, moody originals.
The remake of Let The Right One In is called Let Me in and is directed by Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves and is also set in a small town. It stars Chloe Moretz (Hit Girl in Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (the excellent The Road) as well as Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) whose character as Moretz’s vamp caretaker/food supplier is beefed up in the American version. A preview clip has just debuted, and the U.S and French posters are below. It opens on October 1.