Matt Reeves, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz discuss "Let Me In" and scary movies
By Geoff Berkshire, Metromix
Two years ago, the Swedish horror film “Let the Right One In” caused an international sensation with its story of a preteen boy who befriends the girl next door before discovering she’s a several hundred year old vampire. The movie earned rave reviews and made over $2 million in the U.S.—strong business for a foreign language film. But there was still a large audience unfamiliar with the tale.
Legendary horror studio Hammer Films decided to pursue an English-language remake and “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves came aboard to reimagine a movie many fans didn’t want changed. The surprisingly strong result, “Let Me In,” is a hauntingly beautiful piece of work that deserves attention from “Right One” fans and newcomers alike when it opens Oct. 1.
Metromix spoke with Reeves and his young stars, Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) and Chloë Moretz (“Kick-Ass”) about the unique challenges of horror films and why audiences love a good scary movie.
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