Release Date: October 1, 2010
Starring Cody Smith-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono and Elias Koteas
Rated R (Overture Films)
My pick is Let Me In, a remake of the 2008 film Let the Right One In from Norway. It stars Kodi Smith-McPhee as a young boy that becomes friends with Abby (Chloe Moretz), the new girl in town. Unbeknowst to him, but knowst to us, she is a vampire.
I love a good vampire movie. Nothing is better for me than curling up on the couch and
watching someone have the blood drained from their bodies. Its a little weird, I'll admit, but there's something so intriguing about the gore and the sex appeal of it all. My inner-girl even likes the Twilight movies (SPARKLES!!!). This movie is nothing like that series, fingers crossed. Far more dark and carnal, Abby isn't a total whiner. She doesn't run through the forest picking off Bambi's relatives. She preys on humans and isn't afraid of it. I dig that in a vampire.
This film has a terrific story and great special effects to back it up. If they stayed faithful to the original movie, it will blow your minds. It has the atmosphere that you want in a vampire movie: the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and you know someone's gonna die. If your'e jumpy, I'd suggest you skip on the refreshments.
Note from Liz: If I had gotten to my picks yesterday, it would have been a tie between this and The Social Network. I LOVE horror films, and this one is a very promising offering. The trailer is super creepy, and the Morse code at the end of the international version spells "help me," which is freaky. Check it out:
Chloe Moretz has huge potential for this type of film. She's got that kind of creepy little girl thing going for her, and she can handle action scenes better than most adult actors. And I love how Elias Koteas went from being Casey Jones in the Ninja Turtle movie to being the go-to guy for the "older priest/police officer" role in movies. I'm definitely planning on seeing this one.