This past year was defined in part by the number of remakes, either released or announced, that plagued the silver screen. Many were films that were welcomed with open arms (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) while other were denounced by the horror community before being embraced with open arms (Friday the 13th). Naturally, any mention of a remake is bound to be met with the inevitable "Why?" no matter how obscure or ridiculous the original is. This certainly goes for the remake of Let the Right One In, the brilliant Swedish vampire-romance that was not Twilight.

The Matt Reeves-directed (Cloverfield) remake, retitled Let Me In, officially has a release date. According to those fine folks over at FEARNet, October 1st is the day when it will be unleashed on the big screen, giving horror fanboys another remake to officially complain about. The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz as Oscar and Eli, renamed Owen and Abby, alongside Richard Jenkins and Casey Jo- I mean Elias Koteas.

Let Me In is currently being filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will be distributed by Overture Films. A detailed synopsis can be found after the jump.
Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) 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 (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.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby's father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen's efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret. (FEARNet)

categories Movies, Horror