‘Let Me In’ deeper than your average vampire flick

An extremely effective American screen version of the dark Swedish vampire book ‘Let the Right One In’ – which was originally made into a Swedish film – that succeeds because of the excellent playing of Smit-McPhee and Moretz and Reeves’ strict concentration on the original written material rather than making a mere re-make of the film.

Director: Matt Reeves

Cast: Chloe Moretz, Kobi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins

Cert: 16

An extremely effective American screen version of the dark Swedish vampire book ‘Let the Right One In’ – which was originally made into a Swedish film – that succeeds because of the excellent playing of Smit-McPhee and Moretz and Reeves’ strict concentration on the original written material rather than making a mere re-make of the film.

The story concerns a young boy, lonely and bullied, who befriends a young neighbouring vampire. Themes of loneliness and isolation are woven around the horrors of immortality and the elements we have come to expect from vampire dramas.

It is a remarkably moving film about bonding and is one of the best of the recent spate of vampire films flooding our screens.

Star Rating: 4/5

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