LET ME IN (trailer) - American remake to the great 2008 vampire flick LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!! (if you enjoy vampires)

  • HorrorHound

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    Jul 01, 2010 6:03 PM GMT

    Though the original 2008 swedish film its based on, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, is already a superior SOLID film (can't really figure out why they remade it other than fact many americans can't do subtitles to foreign films!) Still, I'm excited to see if they kept it in its 'violent, bloody, unique, revenge against bullying & loyal friendship' GLORY!! . check it out Ya'll & comment !!! icon_razz.gif

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    Jul 01, 2010 6:32 PM GMT
    This is one of the most unnecessary remakes of all time. Especially considering the original is one of the best vampire films ever made, and the fact that it's only been around 2 years! I do like Chloe Moretz though (of Kick-Ass fame). We'll see how it goes.
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    Jul 01, 2010 6:34 PM GMT
    Spacedude saidThis is one of the most unnecessary remakes of all time. Especially considering the original is one of the best vampire films ever made, and the fact that it's only been around 2 years! I do like Chloe Moretz though (of Kick-Ass fame). We'll see how it goes.


    Agreed dude! Though, at least in tone & events it looks to be a Faithful adaption. I'm just glad, MORE THAN ANYTHING, they kept the plot thread/theme of Oskar getting bullied by his peers in school & her coming into his life to help his confidence
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    Jul 01, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    This is probably being remade to pander to the lowest common denominator of movie viewer (ie those who are prejudiced against forgien subtitled films). Unfortunate, since the original is fantastic.
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    Jul 01, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    It looks every bit as middling as the original was. This and Paranormal Activity 2 released their trailers this week and it's like they're both competing to market the most underwhelming horror movie of the year.
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    Jul 01, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    I love scary movies. I never saw the original but heard great things about it. I'm hopeful this one is going to be a good remake and true to the spirit of the original. Can't wait to see it.
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    Jul 01, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    rburton66 saidIt looks every bit as middling as the original was. This and Paranormal Activity 2 released their trailers this week and it's like they're both competing to market the most underwhelming horror movie of the year.


    Actually, I sort of agree with you.

    I thought the original Swedish movie was good....but it almost seemed to be a critique of the sterile aspects of Swedish society as it was a vampire movie. As a vampire movie my opinion was that it was OK....but not as good as the rave reviews some have given it would make it out to be.

    I think it's tough to make a good horror movie. So much of what "scares" is generational.

    As for Paranormal Acitivty, it tried to build on the genre that was commenced by the Blair Witch Project. The reason I liked the Blair Witch Project so much is that it was less generational (meaning, needing blood and gore and hatchets), more slight of hand, something is there you can't see, and everything is out of wack. The point-of-view hand held camera cinematography bothered people a lot there....as it did in Cloverfield, which I felt succeeded for the same reasons. That handheld camera business didn't bother me.

    Both Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield scared the shit out of me.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 02, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    It's going to be a tough climb
    The Swedish film was good because it melded genres
    and it contrasted the horror - surreal with the bland and mundane

    American cinema won't be able to contain itself
    it's going to ruin it with their splashy gore

    but maybe they'll surprise us and do justice to the film
  • HorrorHound

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    Jul 02, 2010 10:12 PM GMT
    But above all else - the original succeeded so much cuz of the relationship between the two kids, & again - Oskar building up his confidence & sticking up to his bullies. As well as the plight of the female vampire helping him.

    I mean, this worked very well on the "dramatic" level of the film. But even then, the scenes where she is succumbed to her vampirism are downright creepy & well done (the sound design).

    I hear the swedish book its based upon pushes the envelope further, though have yet to read the translated version of it.

    Though on the surface this movie is a "vampire" film, so along that territory it has the proper amount of horror that the characters face.

    But first & foremost - LET THE RIGHT ONE IN isn't a "scary" horror film. It isn't made to scare you. Its not there To frighten you.

    It's a touching movie. It's made to make you FEEL something. & for me, it did.
    (esp the very end in the pool - 'nuff said & ALL I will say!)
  • scottblue

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    Aug 18, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    was a great movie as i love all vampire shows and movies right now watching all true blood,,,,,icon_lol.gif