Let Me In is that rare remake that doesn't dumb down the ideas of the original for American audiences. Based on the 2008 Swedish film Let The Right One In, this film follows a lot of the same story that the original did, but adds enough to make it a distinctive piece. It's a scary vampire film with great performances and an interesting take on the genre.
Owen is a young boy living with his alcoholic mother who is bullied mercilessly at school. Into his life comes Abby, who helps him take revenge against his enemies. Abby, it turns out, is a vampire, whose "father" kills to keep her fed with blood. As you can tell, it's a lot of killing and creepiness.
Director Matt Reeves has just the right amount of eeriness to keep me on the edge of my seat. The film seeps dread, which includes its location and cinematography. As I said before, the actors are all excellent, especially Chloe Moretz as Abby and Richard Jenkins as her helper. It's a very effective film that I think deserves some attention.