Let Me In (2010)

An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen's efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name. More »

Comments (16)

  1. iseouls

    This is far way better than the "Twilight Saga" when if we'll deal with vampire plot.

    It has a small fright but just right enough for the story to move on to details of its characters & to its story as a whole. So impressed with how the story goes by without any point of boredom attached. Every scene though in to compare with simplicity is very simple but in the way of with rational interaction and motives.

    9/10 rawrrrrrs

    1 year agoby @iseoulsFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    While seemingly a total resilience of the foreign film - 'Let The Right One In' - this is one of the only American follow-ups that actually succeed. Packed with great performances, a chilling story, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, 'Let Me In' is a must-see!

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. gemini_23

    its really a great movie^^

    3 years agoby @gemini-23Flag

  4. Mixlexic

    Got some free tickets for this on Halloween, looking forward to it

    3 years agoby @mixlexicFlag

  5. DoubleR0522

    This movie was good better then i expected, and Chloe Moretz gave a chilling performance. love it !!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag