Since the project was announced in early 2009, a good amount of derision has come toward the American remake of the Swedish runaway hit Let the Right One In. The film, directed by Tomas Alfredson, was a vampire film with Bergmanesque emotion and simple static cinematography explored loneliness and adolescence in a way few horror films could close to doing. The last thing the film need was an American remake.
However, with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves leading the project, the trailer for Let Me In looks surprisingly fine. It might look a little too intense and unreserved, but that may just be the action packed teaser trailer that has been released. Some of the shots though, look quite interesting and unique, and the film’s cast is one to boot: Kodi-Smitt McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Mortez (Kick Ass) star, while they are supported by Richard Jenkins and Elias Koteas. The two child actors have proved themselves more than worthy in their recent works, and seem quite appropriate for the roles.
However, some reservations are probably in order, because one can’t expect too much Bergman and probably very little silence in an American horror film. We’ll see come October.