Abby: Can you hear me through the wall?Owen: Only sometimes.
In the fall of 2008, a romantic drama/horror film about two young adults forming a new relationship with one another was released. Of course, the relationship between these two was different to say the least, as one was just a regular kid at school, while the other was a much older vampire. This story was based on a novel that found much acclaim from those who read it. The film was met with mass critical praise and is considered one of the best vampire films out there. The film I am of course referring to is not Twilight, but the Swedish film Let the Right One In directed by Tomas Alfredson, and written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who also wrote the original novel). Now, the English-language remake has been made as Let Me In, by writer/director Matt Reeves, of Cloverfield fame. As a result, this is a remake that manages to compare favorably with its Swedish counterpart. While remaining quite faithful to the original, this film manages to distance itself enough by way of the personal stamp Reeves’ direction, among other aspects, gives to the film. Consequently, this film manages to be a different sort of coming-of-age tale, with solid moments of tension sprinkled throughout.