Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three brothers, is not at war because of a deformed knee. Lucia is a beautiful and reserved woman dedicated to her family. Their life is peaceful and good, in spite of the hard work. One day, while drawing water from the well, Pietro and Alice accidentally free something from Earth's womb. A strange and alien color flashes underwater, at the well's bottom, then disappears. From that moment on, inexplicable events start happening all around the farm, and by night the surrounding vegetation glitters with a sinister glow. The color soon takes hold of the whole farm, and dwelling inside Pietro and his family's minds, it brings them into its sick world of pain, blood and death.
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Michael K (it) wrote: WTF?!? Van Damme & Lundgren lose to some lame-o B-movie cookie cutter martial arts hero? Again WTF!!!
Kyle L (nl) wrote: Let Me In is an amazing adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel Let The Right One In and in many ways it not only acts as an outstanding and well achieved adaptation but it also stands on its own for all the right reasons. If you read the novel and watched the original 2008 Swedish adaptation then you know the basic storyline of this film, but if you haven't read the novel or watched the original Swedish adaptation then I'll tell you the plot of this film. Let Me In is the story of a young 12 year old boy who lives in a life where he gets bullied all the time and is having a troubled time living in a divorced life with his mother. But all that is about to change when he meets 12 year old Abby who lives next door to him. But soon strange murders are starting to happen in town as soon as Abby and her father/guardian moves in and the murders seem to be connected to Abby and her father/guardian. Owen soon learns the true nature of his girlfriend that she is in fact a vampire. But Owen's friendship and love for her is stronger than his own fear and Owen must make a choice either to stay away from Abby or to be with her forever so that they can no longer be separated. I love this movie as much as I love reading the novel and watching the original Swedish adaptation. When I read the book I was so amazed and stunned with it and when I saw the original Swedish adaptation I was so stunned and it is the movie where I found a special place in my own mind and life. When I finally watched the 2010 adaptation I was more surprised than I expected because I was surprised that this film is just as good as the original 2008 Swedish adaptation. When I saw this film I noticed a series of significant changes between both movies. This film has a lot of changes to the original Swedish adaptation and the novel itself and the changes are done properly and in a good way. You can truly see in the film that there are lots of frequent changes between the original 2008 Swedish film in terms of style and execution including the setting itself along with the names of the two leads. What I understand is that this movie tries to stay true to itself and to the source of the novel as well and both films may have the same themes but it has a constantly different tone from start to finish. The other thing that's different in this film is that this movie has a few characters that are not in this film and have been replaced by new characters but there's also a few characters who were mentioned in the film than in the Swedish movie who are in the novel itself and the characters' backstory completely changed from the book to this movie since the Swedish film stays true to the source of the novel this version changed the whole thing. At one point I know some people call this a remake of the Swedish adaptation but for me its not really a remake and more of a new adaptation of the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, just remember that this film is more like David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Although like the new adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo(which was released by the way in 2011) Let Me In is a remake a bit since there are a few scenes that were completely changed from the Swedish adaptation and the novel but it is more of a new adaptation since there are no significant changes in this movie from the book other than the setting and the names of the characters including the backstories of the characters are changed and anglicized at the same time. One of the things I like about this new adaptation of Let The Right One In is that while this movie tries to stay true to the source of the novel the overall execution and tone is different since the Swedish adaptation relies heavily on Drama and focus on the characters and suspense along with the beauty of the film's major settings the 2010 adaptation is more or less the same as the novel and the 2008 Swedish movie but like I said with of course a completely different execution from start to finish. If the Swedish adaptation is a beautiful Horror film that is very dramatic this adaptation is more of a dark violent love story with the tones and themes being significantly darker and more serious and it is an example of how a vampire film should be done in a proper way(and I'm mentioning you Twilight Saga since the Twilight films are dull, boring films that tries way too hard to be a good vampire film but ends up failing in the worse possible way) and this movie did that. I love how the film's setting was changed from Blackberg in Sweden to a town in New Mexico and although the New Mexico setting is almost as gloomy and beautiful as the Blackberg setting in the Swedish film I still think the Blackberg setting in the 2008 adaptation is still the best in my honest opinion. The other things I like about this film is how this movie works and stands on its own. I understand and appreciate how director Matt Reeves approach this film. First of all he's trying to make sure its true to the source of the novel. Second, he tries to make sure it is not a shot for shot remake like the awful Psycho film but more of a new adaptation of the novel and he pays tribute as well to the 2008 Swedish film and last but not least he tries to make it his own film rather than copying Tomas Alfredson's style in the Swedish film and what he does do is that he respects the concept and execution and not try to insult it and believe me I wouldn't like this movie if it was more of a shot for shot remake but it instead ends up being a successful adaptation with a series of significant changes for good reason rather than a dull and boring remake. Since the Swedish film captures the beauty of the film's setting and is very suspenceful and dark. This adaptation is darker and is packed with tons of special effects since the Swedish film didn't have much blood but is very intense this film is packed with loads of gore, blood and scary special effects. I seriously enjoyed also the changes in the film like I said in the first part of this review. I love how the names were changed from Oskar and Eli to Owen and Abby. It was also a smart idea to change Eli/Abby's backstory since in the novel and the Swedish film Eli is described as a male vampire in a woman's body in this film Abby is a young twelve year old girl who was bitten by a psychotic vampire which caused her to become a vampire as well. I also like how the relationship of Owen's parents in this film is different to the novel and the Swedish film. In the novel and the Swedish film Oskar has a good relationship with his mother who is caring, loving and very kind but has a problematic and strained relationship with his dad. In this version Owen has a troubled relationship with his mom but has a caring dad who is divorced from Owen's alcoholic and often neglectful mother and both characters' faces are barely shown in the film and I like how other characters in the book are in the film but has no speaking lines and is not a major focus in the film with them having a total of five minutes screen time in the film. One of the other things I like about this movie is that this film is packed with tons of scenes that are intense, scary, creepy and very gruesome and violent plus similar to the Swedish film(The opening scene, the victims of Abby hanging upside down, the intense car jack sequence, the suspenceful tunnel scene where Abby kills a local jogger instead of a drunk man name Jocke in the original Swedish movie, Virginia's more disturbing and gruesome attack, the death of the detective, the scene where all the kids found the dead jogger in the ice, Abby's guardian getting burned with a bottle of acid, Owen splitting Kenny's ear with a metal pole, Abby bleeding infront of Owen after he doesn't give her an invitation to come into the house and the suspenceful pool finale combined with lots of brutal and gory special effects until the outstanding ending with Owen leaving town with Abby in the briefcase) plus I love the gore and violence in this movie when I said that this film is more of a dark violent love story and there are loads of gory and bloody scenes that are full of extreme close ups(Kenny's nasty ear split after Owen hits his ear with a metal pole, the close up of the jogger's neck after getting attacked by Abby with the blood eaten by Abby as well, the gruesome scene before Virgina gets burned by the sunlight where she is chewing on her own arm and the brutal and super gory killing in the swimming pool finale combined with a dark atmosphere) and I also love how this movie has a high body count than in the Swedish novel. I also find the bullies in this film being more aggressive than in the Swedish adaptation and they are almost close to the novel as well. I kind of find it nice for a change that this film also used some decent looking CGI which is not perfect but done at least in a good way without ruining the quality of the film. But the best part of this movie is the chemistry between the two lead characters and both Owen and Abby have a similar yet amazing chemistry that is just as good as Oskar and Eli's chemistry in the Swedish film and I love how there's a bit of intensity and tension of the two characters in this film than in the Swedish film in just one particular scene that's the one where Owen enters Abby's home. Also the soundtrack by Michael Giacchino(Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Jurassic World) is so mesmerizing and outlandishly beautiful and stunning plus haunting as well and it really fits well in the tone of the film. The thing that surprised me the most about this movie is that this film was produced by Hammer films. I didn't know at one point that Hammer films the company behind the Dracula films with Christopher Lee and the Mummy and Frankenstein movies back in the 70's and 80's are involved with this movie and they seriously did an amazing and outstanding job in making this new adaptation of Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and this is by far their best film since the smart and eerie Wake Wood along with The Woman In Black and they seem to be doing quite well in their movies so far. Now the acting is just as good as in the Swedish adaptation. Matt Reeves seriously knows how to choose the right casts for his movies. I love Chloe Grace Moretz as the vampire Abby who becomes Owen's girlfriend and she was so gorgeous yet very cute in this movie and she seriously delivered a strong performance just like Lina Leandersson in the Swedish film. Kodi Smit-McPhee did an amazing job with his performance as Owen the bullied twelve year old boy who later on becomes Abby's boyfriend. I also love Richard Jenkins role as Abby's guardian Thomas while the rest of the casts like Goosebumps actor Dylan Minnette did an amazing job with his performance as the main antagonist and bully Kenny. Director and Writer Matt Reeves did an impressive and outstanding job with his work on this film and he seriously did a good job creating a new adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel Let The Right One In and he really respects the concept of the novel and the film. I also understand that he tries to keep it steady in becoming a good film by not ruining the overall concept of the film and just having a few significant changes and he seriously made this movie in a proper and good way and he even made it entertaining not only for those who watched the Swedish film and read the novel but also for a wider audience and for people who never watched the Swedish adaptation or for those who never read the book by Mister Lindqvist. Overall Let Me In is a superb and amazing adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel of the same name and since the Swedish adaptation is a beautiful Vampire Horror film Let Me In is of course as I mentioned a dark violent love story that captures the spirit of the novel itself and is also a film that stands on its own two feet. This movie gets a 10.4/10
Rachael H (de) wrote: It was a light and enjoyable story.
Marco S (fr) wrote: La historia es buena pero est contada con un ritmo cansinsimo.
Harry W (ca) wrote: William's portrayal of Sy "the Photo Guy" is so refreshingly sinister for him that he definitely carries the whole film. I think most people would be attracted to the film simply because of the ingenious idea behind the casting. His performance is severely underrated as is the film - I hadn't ever heard about it before watching it. People really should talk about One Hour Photo more. The Fatal Attraction-esque themes of insatiable obsession and dark and driven want are evident for sure. Williams' character is so fascinating to watch, however its hard for its audience to decide if he is three-dimensional on purpose or is it just an example of unsteady pacing and inconsistent character development? I hope and certainly believe that it is the former. The reason I can't give One Hour Photo a higher rating is because the ending is so rushed and extremely anti-climactic; just as the film really dives into a fun and terrifyingly fast pace it collapses with a fizzle rather than going off with a bang. Everything else is astounding.
Michael Y (br) wrote: Not a bad B-movie (B-movie level acting) but not too much martial arts. If you are fan of Cynthia Rothrock's martial arts, see the films she made in HK ("Millionaires Express, Righting Wrongs, etc). This film does seem to focus on her body in other ways, although a full frontal shot will not be shown. Nonetheless, as in this movie or in real life, don't mess with her.
Michael W (gb) wrote: Family makes an ill-conceived attempt at kidnapping and justice after their child is killed with the most likely suspect being released by police due to lack of evidence. A disaster for all concerned. Worth a look; sensationalist British thriller proves criminal activity should best be left to criminals.
Stephen D (ca) wrote: This bizarro mix of police procedural, religious fantasy and alien abduction is really more a film to admire than one that you can actually enjoy. The inital premise of random shootings being carried out by seemingly strait-laced people, who offer up 'God told me to' as their rationale, quickly segues into a rambling plot that covers Catholic guilt, religious conspiracy, corrupt police and a hermaphrodite Christ-like figure. While some individual scenes are very well played (the chaotic shooting at the St Patrick's Day parade, Slyvia Sidney's cameo appearance as the confused alien abductee and indeed the whole sequence around her retirement home with its blaise staff) the film as a whole truggles to maintain any real coherence. Writer/Director Larry Cohen is now almost the forgotten man of 1970's horror cinema (moving from the semi-mainstream after Q -the Winged Serpent in 1982 to eke out a living on the hinterlands of cinema, with only a story credit on Phone Booth and the odd episode of Masters of Horror to prove that he hasn't retired completely), but at the time of this production he was riding high on the success of It's Alive - a horror film as equally high concept as this one. It's therefore fanciful to imagine that this is the film he was allowed to make as a reward for the success of his previous film. Certainly the scenes of Tony LoBianco, Sandy Dennis and Deborah Raffin discussing Catholic guilt would bear this theory out. But the scattershot approach to the plot betrays Cohen's roots in exploitation cinema. All that being said though, Cohen does pull off a very creepy final shot through the technique of having a character simply look right into the camera and repeat the film's title. Not the greatest film by any stretch of the imagination, but an interesting one nonetheless.
Richard D (gb) wrote: A truly incredible piece of work, never before has a film given me tears of sadness and tears of happiness! Its a shame that this film hasnt been promoted more strongly than it has. Amazing!
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Matt H (kr) wrote: Watched it for a film class and I was really intrigued because it looks like a predictable chick flick but there is a twist that strays from that predictably. One of the better chick flicks out there