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Let Me In

Let Me In

Matt Reeves

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA
  • Year: 2010
  • Producer: Donna Gigliotti, Alex Brunner, Simon Oakes, Tobin Armbrust, Guy East, John Nordling, Carl Molinder
  • Executive Producer: Nigel Sinclair, John Ptak, Philip Elway, Fredrik Malmberg
  • Screenplay: Matt Reeves
  • Runtime: 115
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Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) stars as Abby, a mysterious 12-year old girl, who moves next door to Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road), a social outcast who is viciously bullied at school. As a string of grisly murders occupy the town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl is really a savage vampire. Let Me In is based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma (Let The Right One In), and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

Coming of Age & YouthFriendshipHorrorRomance

screening times

    • Monday September 13
    • 9:00:00 PM
    • Tuesday September 14
    • 3:00:00 PM

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

As a string of murders occupy a small New Mexico town in the middle of winter in the mid-eighties, Owen (The Road’s Kodi Smit-McPhee) must deal with his own survival in public school. A victim of relentless bullying, the shy and diminutive boy struggles daily to avoid injury and humiliation.

With his mother distracted by the bitter divorce from his father, Owen is neglected until he meets Abby (Kick-Ass’s Chloe Moretz), a mysterious girl who just moved in next door. He immediately notices that she is not like other children and soon comes to grips with the fact that that this seemingly innocent girl is a guise for a savage and hungry vampire. On their heels is a policeman (Elias Koteas) who grows suspicious of Abby upon visiting her caretaker (Richard Jenkins) in the hospital after a botched murder-suicide.

Easily one of the most perverse tales of young romance, Let Me In is a haunting and provocative film that rises above the tropes of a traditional horror film, working more like a dark thriller with an emotional stake. Director Matt Reeves has an effective handle on the struggles and isolation of childhood; the severe bullying that paralyzes Owen feels all too real. The strength of the film falls on the shoulders of its young leads, Moretz and Smit-McPhee, who rise to the challenge of creating mature and complex characters. And horror fans and film historians take note: this marks the triumphant return of the legendary British horror brand Hammer Films, which produced the film.

Let Me In is a technically and dramatically accomplished supernatural thriller adapted from the bestselling Swedish novel Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist that was the basis for the original film. Through and through, it is a fantastic adaptation that will leave even the staunchest purist completely satisfied.

Colin Geddes

director bio

Matt Reeves was born in Rockville Center, New York and is a screenwriter, director and producer. He attended the University of Southern California, where he made the segment Mr. Petrified Forest in the film Future Shock (93). He then wrote and directed The Pallbearer (96) before conceiving the series Felicity with J.J. Abrams. He also co-wrote the screenplay for The Yards (00) and directed Cloverfield (08). Let Me In (10) is his latest feature.

full credits

Principal Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
Donna Gigliotti, Alex Brunner, Simon Oakes, Tobin Armbrust, Guy East, John Nordling, Carl Molinder
Executive Producer:
Nigel Sinclair, John Ptak, Philip Elway, Fredrik Malmberg
Greig Fraser
Stan Salfas
Douglas Murray, William Files
Michael Giacchino
Production Designer:
Ford Wheeler

Canadian Distributor:
 Alliance Films  
International Sales Agent:
 Exclusive Media Group
Production Company:
Hammer Films
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