Friday, October 8, 2010


Two for two at the movies this week. LET ME IN wasn't quite as good as THE SOCIAL NETWORK, but I really, really liked it.

Regrettably, I haven't seen the Swedish version (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN) yet but I'm glad I haven't. It's nice to go in to a movie and have nothing to compare it to. All you have is what's on the screen and that has to hold your attention.

What I liked the most about this movie was that it was more a story about childhood and first love—more or less. Yes, it was a horror movie with vampires, but they way everyone handled it was extremely impressive. Matt Reeves wasn't out to make a shocking, jump-out-of-your-seat scary movie but instead made a serious and straight forward story with a terrifying vibe.

In other words, this is exactly the kind of horror movie I like.

I hate gimmick-y horror (i.e. killer snowmen, psycho killers) but I love atmospheric horror with slow builds and a dynamite payoff—which LET ME IN absolutely has (although, I hear it's not as satisfying a climax as the original).

And the kids in it are just downright spectacular. Chloe Moretz (aka Hit Girl) and Kodi Smit-McPhee were fantastic, Moretz especially.

See it. Tonight.

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