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!
I am so incredibly pumped about this movie. I cannot wait!
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They are calling this movie the next Blair Witch Project, which scares me… because that movie sucked. In fact, that movie is the 2nd biggest reason I no longer take Rolling Stone magazine seriously. They called Blair Witch “scary as hell!” It was silly as hell. BTW – The biggest reason I no longer take Rolling Stone magazine seriously is because they think Yoko Ono is a musical genius, but I digress. I give you the official trailer for Paranormal Activity.
Color me skeptical.
Relentlessly brutal. Intensely violent. Mildly entertaining. The coolest thing about the movie is the lead actor, Josh Stewart, looks enough like Sean Penn that it gives you the illusion that you’re watching a grade-A quality film at times. The illusion doesn’t last, however. Wait for the DVD, and then make sure you’re not suicidal before watching. It’s so bleak and nerve racking it may push you over the edge.
I am a Halloween movie fan. In my opinion it is the greatest horror film ever made. I was skeptical when Rob Zombie did his version of the film a year ago. The original is a classic. I am of the mind that you don’t mess with classics, but Zombie actually pulled it off. His Halloween was scary and compelling. In short, I was pleased.
It seems now that he’s coming out with Halloween 2 (I think they are calling it H2). Even though he did an excellent job with the first movie, I am back to being skeptical. The original Halloween 2 was a good movie. Making a sequel is hard enough, but making a remake of a sequel seems impossible. BTW – has that ever been done before? Plenty of remakes have been done in Hollywood, but has anyone ever remade a sequel?
Here’s the trailer for Rob Zombie’s H2:
Zombie’s in a quarantined building – How could this movie possibly be bad?