Let Me In

Let Me In

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Director: Matt Reeves

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins


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John Ajvide Lindqvist's celebrated vampire novel makes the leap to the big screen once again with the second feature adaptation in so many years (Tomas Alfredson's critically acclaimed 2008 hit Let the Right One In, being the first). The sensitive…  See more details below


John Ajvide Lindqvist's celebrated vampire novel makes the leap to the big screen once again with the second feature adaptation in so many years (Tomas Alfredson's critically acclaimed 2008 hit Let the Right One In, being the first). The sensitive target of vicious bullying at school, 12-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a social misfit from a broken home. By day Owen dreams about laying waste to his classroom tormentors; by night his attentions turn to his reclusive neighbors in their austere apartment complex. One evening, as Owen takes out his pent-up aggressions on a tree, his new neighbor Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz) appears over his shoulder. A young girl wise beyond her years, Abby just moved in next door to Owen with her stoic caretaker (Richard Jenkins), who seems to harbor a sinister secret. Compelled by Abby's apparent imperviousness to the harsh winter elements, her frail disposition, and the fact that she's nowhere to be found before the sun falls, Owen senses a kindred soul, and strikes up a friendship with the girl, despite her repeated attempts to maintain an emotional distance. Simultaneously, their community grows vigilant following a series of vicious murders, and Abby's caretaker vanishes without a trace. Later, as Abby begins to grow vulnerable, her bond with Owen strengthens. By the time Owen begins to suspect that his evasive new friend is something other than human, it starts to seem as if Abby could use a good friend after all. Given that his bullies are growing more emboldened by the day, so too could Owen.

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Special Features

Audio commentary with director Matt Reeves; From the inside: a look at the Making of Let Me In ; The art of special effects; Car crash sequence step-by-step; Deleted scenes; Trailer gallery; Poster gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chloë Grace Moretz Abby
Kodi Smit-McPhee Owen
Richard Jenkins The Father
Elias Koteas The Policeman
Cara Buono Owen's Mother
Sasha Barrese Virginia
Dylan Kenin Larry
Chris Browning Jack
Ritchie Coster Mr. Zoric
Dylan Minnette Kenny
Jimmy "Jax" Pinchak Mark
Nicolai Dorian Donald
Rebekah Wiggins Nurse
Seth Adkins High School Kid
Ashton Moio Lanky Kid
Brett Delbuono Kenny's Brother
Gwendolyn Apple Girl in Pool
Colin Moretz Video Arcade Counterman
Rowbie Orsatti Scottie Tate
Brenda Wehle Principal
Galen Hutchison Football Player #1
Dean Satriano Football Player #2
Rachel Hroncich Admitting Nurse
Deborah Mazor Day Nurse
Frank Bond Train Conductor
Kayla Anderson Newscaster
Tobin Espeset Paramedic #1
Ben Bode Paramedic #2
Juliet Lopez Paramedic #3
Jon Kristian Moore Paramedic #4

Technical Credits
Matt Reeves Director,Screenwriter
Tobin Armbrust Producer
Guy Barnes Art Director
Jo Edna Boldin Casting
Melissa Bruning Costumes/Costume Designer
Alexis Brunner Producer
Guy East Producer
Philip Elway Executive Producer
Greig Fraser Cinematographer
Liz Gallacher Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacob Garber Makeup Special Effects
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
Donna Gigliotti Producer
Brunner Guy Producer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Amahl H. Lovato Set Decoration/Design
Fredrik Malmberg Executive Producer
Method Studios Animator
Bart Mixon Makeup Special Effects
Carl Molinder Producer
John Nordling Producer
Simon Oakes Producer
John Ptak Executive Producer
Vicki Dee Rock Co-producer
Stan Salfas Editor
Nigel Sinclair Executive Producer
Ford Wheeler Production Designer
Ed White Sound Mixer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Let Me In
1. Criminal Suspect/Main Title [8:09]
2. Adolescent Curiousity [6:04]
3. In Need of a Friend [5:53]
4. Hidden Dangers [5:55]
5. Animal Instincts [7:40]
6. "Hit Them Harder Than You Dare" [8:19]
7. Making Connections [7:51]
8. Gone Horribly Wrong [5:56]
9. Ultimate Sacrifice [5:09]
10. Going Steady [3:53]
11. A Lesson in Violence [6:38]
12. Bloodlust [6:05]
13. "Can People Be Evil?" [5:09]
14. Ashes to Ashes [2:36]
15. Let Me In [5:09]
16. In the Line of Duty [1:22]
17. "Owen, I Have to Go Away" [6:16]
18. Torn to Pieces [2:42]
19. Traveling Companions [5:58]
20. End Credits [1:35]


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Let Me In 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Owen was a young boy. He was completely alone. His mom was alive, but was not raising him. He was often attacked by other kids - not bullied, attacked. They terrorized him, and caused intense pain. He'd never had a friend, and was horribly neglected. Despite that he still had his heart intact. His life changed when new neighbors moved into the apartment building. A man and girl about Owen's age. The man wasn't actually Abby's dad, he was her care taker and guardian. Abby and Owen grew closer throughout the film. Their relationship was the simplicity of young love. They shared a love of puzzles and music. His face lit up when she accepted a gift from him. They danced together. She gave Owen his first kiss. He treasured her smile. She listened to him, and encouraged him to hit back. She had strength to spare, and wanted him to have it Abby was mysterious from the start. Eventually Owen learned Abby's secret. She was a vampire. How old The Vampire was isn't clear. Physically, emotionally and mentally every part of her that was human was still a child. Abby was a 12 year old girl, and would be that way for her indefinate existence. Owen was scared of her, and protective at the same time. At the climax Owen was cornered by his tormentors, at a pool. Their leader was ready to either drown Owen or knife him. Owen was underwater and helpless. Then Abby appeared. She came for Owen, like an Avenging Angel. His attackers had become her prey. At the very end Owen was on a train, with Abby inside a large wooden trunk. Some of Owen's future was left to the imagination. 40 years later would he be pretending to be Abby's father? Or would she turn him? What was clear, beyond any doubt, was Owen would/could never leave her. He was passed the point where he could live without her. Human or Vampire Owen would be with Abby for the rest of his life, and he would do anything to keep her safe and alive.
LovesNook More than 1 year ago
Writing reviews can be such a self-indulgent venture. Especially when a review centers around sharing our feelings about a work, as if that alone makes our opinion by default right for everyone. Having read the book and seen the Swedish film adaptation. I think I can offer more than that though. With the opening credits to this film stating that this movie is based off of both the novel and the Swedish film adaptation of the book, I can see how true that statement is. There are details in this film that are in the book, but not the original movie. As well as shared details that were in the original movie, but not the book. Also, if you watch the extras you see the director explain why it takes place in a wintery New Mexico. If you’ve read the book you’ll realize it’s meant to be a parallel of an atmospheric detail in the written work. Not that you can discern that by watching this movie alone. Without the additional info offered in the extras it just seems like an out of place element. I guess the first release of the English translation of the book Let the Right One In, was sold under the title Let Me In, in the states. Which explains the title variation. Since the significance of the original title is left out of this film, I guess it makes sense to use it, even if it’s a lame title. Many details of the original book get compressed in this American film. There was a religious person in the book, but it wasn’t the mother. There were alcoholics in the book, but none were the mother either. Of course, if you have read the book, you realize, there is a whole other side to the story that has been completely written out of the American version. While it’s in the Swedish film, but it’s put in so subtly that it’s easy to miss. If you hadn’t read the book first, you probably would not even recognize those details for what they were; I know I didn’t. I had to re watch the films after finishing the book to realize that. With all that being said, I’m glad I saw this film first, so I could enjoy it for what it is, rather dismiss it for what it is not. I really did like what Chloe Moretz did with the part. However, I did find the removal of the male leads morbid curiosity a bit misguided. I’m sure it would have worked much better if they hadn’t. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let Me In is a fantastic movie with fantastic acting, cinematography, and directing. I really really love this movie, and its Swedish predecessor, but I think Let Me In improved on the original. The chemistry between Abby and Owen is the best I've seen in a movie so far, and I watch a lot of movies.  Chloe Grace Moretz was brilliant with her interpretation of Abby; the sadness, loneliness, and despondency that can see in her eyes and facial expressions. It's almost hearbreaking. Kodi Smit-McPhee was also brilliant as Owen, who differs from Oskar a more than Abby differs from Eli. You will never watch a movie and say "Richard Jenkins was awful". It just will never happen. His take on Hakan/Thomas was also amazing. You can see the how much he loves and cares for Abby, and how much of a toll killing takes on him with just his eyes and facial expressions. Not many actors can do that, but it seems like all the actors in this movie can. This is a very beautiful and tragic love story and I highly recommend it. No film has impacted me as deeply and Let Me In, and I want to thank Matt Reeves for making such a moving movie. 
InnocenceDiesAbbyDosent More than 1 year ago
This is one of thoes movies that you ether love it or you hate it there is no middle ground i am part of the 99% who love it
NightWolf68 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this movie cause i have the same similarity as owen in his childhood age and if only a person like abby this is the only movie that got to my heart and ive seen movies more sadder but this was the one that made me cry soo if you want to see a good old classic of vampires this is the one too see
Nightmare_Lord More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie of all time it even made me cry.
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ccolemanmi More than 1 year ago
Pretty good movie.
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bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
My husband and I got Let Me In in the mail yesterday from Netflix. After dinner, we decided to watch it and both of us really enjoyed it. I especially liked when Abby got Owen to stand up for himself. I was cheering from the couch. This isn't your average vampire movie, it's unique and fresh. I highly recommend it to horror lovers.
laci_lou More than 1 year ago
This book is weird and out of order. It was hard keeping up and I was totally lost from the beginning. Very dumb. The movie is bout as dumb and boring. Do not read.