I am torn. I am really looking forward to seeing the new movie Let Me In, but at the same time I’m feeling oddly loyal to the Swedish film it’s based on, Let The Right One In. That movie was supremely creepy. It was unlike any vampire movie I’ve ever seen, and given what Hollywood has done with vampire movies as of late, I’m a little worried that they are going to ruin a great story. Both movies are based on a novel called Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Look! A word where a “q” isn’t followed by a “u.” Those crazy Swedes.) The premise of the story is an outcast young boy makes friends with his weird neighbor who turns out to be a vampire. The Swedish film is stark, and gloomy, and tense. You just had the feeling things were going to go horribly wrong at any moment.
The trailer for the American looks promising.
Here’s the trailer for the Swedish film.
You can see they have a similar look and feel. Who knows? Maybe we Americans got it right. I’m telling you now I chewing my arm off in protest if they make the vampires sparkle!