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LET ME IN
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Reviewed by: Mike Catalano

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Starring:
Chloe Grace Moretz
Richard Jenkins
Kodi-Smit McPhee

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Shy Owen discovers a latent confidence upon meeting Abby, a young girl who moves into his apartment complex with a strange, dark secret in this remake of the Swedish masterpiece.
Is it good movie?
What?! They're remaking LET THE RIGHT ONE IN?! Already?! This is a travesty! Oh, shut the f*ck up! True, most remakes suck, BUT... not all of them are directed by a true visionary like Mr. Matt Reeves. Yes, kiddies, CLOVERFIELD was no one-hit wonder. Reeves knows his shite and we, as a horror community, are damn lucky to have him. It's just a shame that more of us didn't go out and support this movie in the theater. No matter, you have the chance to redeem yourselves now.

I'm just going to outright say it: this film owns! It's arguably the best horror film of the year. If you want suspense, emotion, character development, a great story, and incredible performances, then sink your teeth into this bastard! If you've seen the original, you still won't be disappointed. And if you haven't, then you are in luck because, dare I say it, LET ME IN is even better than the incredible LET THE RIGHT ONE IN! Now, before you condemn me, pop Matt Reeves' version in your DVD player and watch.

I'd like to state right now that prepare to see co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi-Smit McPhee nominated for Oscars some time soon. It is not often to find such maturity and sincerity within young actors, yet LET ME IN scored two! These kids are so talented that you may think you're watching real life here. And the casting of character-actor, Richard Jenkins, to play "the father" was pure genius. This man says more with his eyes than any other actor out there. Lastly, an almost unrecognizable Elias Koteas absolutely rocks as the intelligent detective trying to piece together all the bloody madness.

I'm so glad that Matt Reeves was the one to bring this story to American audiences. He's a skilled craftsman that really knows how to enthrall an audience; the USA version of Alexandre Aja; a modern-day Hitchcock. You may think I'm being a tad overzealous in terms of praise, but perhaps you've yet to watch LET ME IN. And special mention must be given to Michael Giacchino for his score: Chilling, haunting, and poetic, his musical notes perfectly accentuated every single scene. I'm listening to it right now.

I can't recommend this film enough.

Video / Audio
Video Widescreen 2.40:1

Audio English dolby digital.

The Extras
A wonderful audio commentary from Matt Reeves which furthered my faith in him as a genre director even more.

An informative and enjoyable Behind the Scenes featurette.

A cool Art of Special Effects featurette.

A neat Behind the Action Sequence featurette that gives new meaning to the word "rotisserie".

A couple Deleted Scenes.

A Poster & Still Gallery.

The film's trailer.

Last Call
A masterful remake of a masterpiece. A definite rarity, but nonetheless, we have it here with LET ME IN. With the incredible direction, acting, and visuals, I don't see how any horror or movie fan could not fall for this.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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