Let Me in, tells a terrifying tale about an alienated 12-year old boy named Owen (Kodi Smith-McPhee) who 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 (Oscar nominee 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.
"From the beginning, Dark Horse has always eyed the most inventive stories and creators" said Dark Horse Publisher, Mike Richardson. "The existing Hammer Films library represents some of the most exciting horror stories ever told. Let Me in is easily one of the most chilling and exciting horror stories to come along in years. As we have learned time and time again, comics provides the perfect place to expand on the storyline."
"I am excited that Dark Horse is working with us on this project. They have assembled an incredible creative team, and I can't wait to see it progress" said Matt Reeves.
"Mike and I have known each other for over 20 years, and we are delighted to be in partnership with him and Dark Horse. We are in very capable hands" said Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairman and CEO of Exclusive Media Group.
"Dark Horse has a fantastic track record of creating amazing characters and stories, as well as adapting and re invigorating Intellectual Properties," said Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media Group and President & CEO of Hammer Films. "I am thrilled that Hammer has found a partner in Mike Richardson and Dark Horse to explore Let Me in."
Let Me In was released October 1st, 2010 and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono, Elias Koteas, Sasha Barrese, Jimmy Pinchak, Chris Browning. The film is directed by Matt Reeves.