September 20, 2022
"Brace yourself for what you're about to see." Showtime has debuted a full official for their new take on Let the Right One In, a streaming series re-adaptation of the beloved Swedish vampire book by John Ajvide Lindqvist. This new series centers on Mark and his daughter Eleanor, whose lives were changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. This new version expands the story to indicate this vampirism is a "sickness" they're trying to cure before it infects others, while focusing on more than just this father and daughter. Huh, okay. The series stars Demián Bichir as Mark and Madison Taylor Baez as the vampire girl, along with Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Kevin Carroll, Ian Foreman, and Jacob Buster. I'll continue to say that I'm a huge fan of the original film and the American remake from Matt Reeves. This still doesn't look that good, Americanized in ways that just seem so unoriginal and uninteresting. Thoughts?
July 26, 2022
"That thing that bit you… is thousands of years old." Showtime has revealed a first look teaser trailer for their new take on Let the Right One In, a streaming series re-adaptation of the beloved Swedish vampire book by John Ajvide Lindqvist. This new series centers on Mark and his daughter Eleanor, whose lives were changed 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire. The series filmmakers explain they're taking a slightly different approach to this than the previous two films: "What I found so compelling about that film is there's a much smaller relationship between the vampire and [her] adult caretaker. I really used the film as inspiration for a story that really focuses on a 12-year-old girl who has been a vampire for 10 years." The series stars Demián Bichir as Mark and Madison Taylor Baez as the vampire girl, along with Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Kevin Carroll, Ian Foreman, and Jacob Buster. I'm a huge fan of the original film and the American remake from Matt Reeves. So unfortunately I will say this does not look that good, but I'm not surprised. They're mining the IP caves for as much content as they can nowadays. Oh well.
April 29, 2014
After taking on an adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, director Tomas Alfredson has found his next thriller, and it's a project left behind by Martin Scorsese. Now Variety has word that Alfredson, who also directed the adaptation of Let the Right One In, will be in the director's chair for The Snowman, based on Jo Nesbo's crime novel of the same name. Alfredson will also be working on the script with Soren Sveistrup and will produce the film by way of his Another Park Film banner along with Working Title Films. Scorsese toyed with the project for a few years, but now that he's taken on Silence instead, a new director was needed.
July 4, 2010
The very first trailer for Matt Reeves' Let Me In arrived earlier this week to quite a positive response, which was surprising considering most were ready to dislike it. If you didn't know, Let Me In is a remake of Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In (or technically a re-adaptation of John Lindqvist's novel that was based on) - a fantastic Swedish film that anyone who has seen has fallen in love with. Our friends at UGO put together a comparison piece with examples from both movies showing the same scenes. It's pretty cool to see and I've chosen a few of my favorites, but they have a lot more on their site (and so does io9). See the photos below!
June 29, 2009
It's probably not a good idea to bring this up again, but it's going to happen, whether you want it to or not. Overture Films is remaking the brilliant Swedish horror film Let the Right One In and has brought on Cloverfield director Matt Reeves to helm the remake. This was all announced in September last year, but we haven't heard much about it since then. However, the LA Times now has an update from Reeves, and it doesn't sound so bad. First off, the title has been changed to just Let Me In and it's being set in Reagan-era Colorado, mainly to localize it for US audiences, while also keeping it set in a dark, snowy environment.
November 14, 2008
If you live in Los Angeles, you should've seen Let the Right One In by now (if not - buy a ticket now), the fantastic Swedish horror film that we've been talking about quite a bit. We previously announced that an American remake was in the works by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, which is both exciting and worrisome because it's such a great film on its own. MTV caught up with Reeves recently and got him to spill his guts on why he is interested in remaking it and his thoughts on what to do so far, including when and where he'll set it. Obviously it's a ways out from actually going into production, but hearing his thoughts on this actually makes me a bit more confident in him and the idea of the remake.
October 24, 2008
There's an incredible little indie horror movie that hits theaters this weekend - Let the Right One In. I've talked about it plenty of times before and featured a few trailers but now I've got a special treat to share with all of you. A few weeks back I had the honor of meeting Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, who directed this amazing movie. It was a very interesting experience and very revealing interview and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with someone who is outside of the North American filmmaking realm. And if you've already seen or are even remotely interested in Let the Right One In, then you need to read this.
October 15, 2008
This is the very last trailer we'll ever feature for the Swedish horror film Let the Right One In, but probably the best. This is the trailer you need to show to your friends, and this is the trailer that everyone needs to watch. Rotten Tomatoes brings us the official red band trailer for one of the best films of the entire year. Even if you've already seen the last trailer we posted, this one is just a slight improvement. At first I didn't know what they could put in here that was so R rated, but I remembered there's plenty to show, although it fits so seamlessly into the film. And don't forget to actually see this movie!
October 2, 2008
Magnet has debuted the US version of the trailer for this year's best horror film, Let the Right One In. I know that it was only 5 days ago that we ran the first Swedish trailer, but this film needs to be seen for what it is and this trailer does a better job of showing US audiences why it's a great film. Even if you've seen that first trailer, I suggest you watch this one as well. I actually caught a second screening of this film the other night (courtesy of Mahalo Daily) and loved it even more the second time around. It truly is one of the best films of the year and everyone that sees it falls in love with it, too. And although this movie is about vampires, it's so much more than a horror movie, despite the way this trailer comes off. Enjoy!
September 28, 2008
We've been talking about Let the Right One In a lot recently and now we have a trailer to share with all of you! It's a Swedish trailer that was used to promote the film during film festivals, but it's still our very first introduction to the film in addition to my glowing review. Let the Right One In is so much more than what's seen in this shorter trailer. Even if you're not exactly sold right away, I strongly urge everyone to give this film a chance. It is hands down one of my favorite films of this entire year. It's being remade, but the original with still remain one of the best horror films of the last decade. It's about a bullied kid who befriends a young girl who turns out to be a vampire, but it's more of a love story than a horror flick.
September 25, 2008
Last week at Fantastic Fest in Austin, I caught an amazing Swedish horror film called Let the Right One In. I praised it in my review and called it one of my favorite films of the year, which is definitely still true. The moment I got out of the screening, I immediately thought to myself that this was going to get an American remake by the end of the year. I was right - but it only took a few days for the announcement to hit. And this news about who's directing it couldn't be any better. Matt Reeves, who burst onto the big screen directing Cloverfield earlier this year, will direct the Let the Right One In remake. If I can admit, this is some of the best news I've heard all week. Reeves is definitely a near perfect choice!
September 21, 2008
Ever since this 28-day worldwide film festival tour began, I've been in search of those elusive indie gems, foreign or domestic, to fall in love with. I've found a few of them so far, specifically Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler, but I've been coming up short otherwise. That finally changed tonight when I caught a screening of a Swedish horror film called Let the Right One In. I'm quite hesitant to call it a horror film because it is so much more than that, but at its base, it's horror, at least in its content. But as for the actual story, it is one of the most interesting and compelling relationship dramas you'll ever see on the big screen this year. Find this movie right now, watch it at any cost, as soon as you can - it is that amazing!