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Let Me In (2010)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  1 October 2010 (USA)
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A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old next door neighbor, Abby, who only appears during the night in the playground of their building. Meanwhile, Abby's father is a wanted serial-killer who drains the blood of his victims to supply Abby, who is actually an ancient vampire. Abby advises Owen to fight Kenny; however, soon he discovers that she is a vampire, and he feels fear and love for the girl. Meanwhile a police officer is investigating the murder cases, believing that it is a satanic cult. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Fish Head  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£488,172 (UK) (5 November 2010)

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$12,134,420 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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The speech that President Ronald Reagan is seen giving on the television in the hospital is the famous "Evil Empire Speech". You can hear the line "Reverend clergy all, Senator Hawkins, distinguished members of the Florida congressional delegation..." which is the beginning of that speech. See more »

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Owen is playing Ms. Pac-Man in the arcade, yet the sound effects are from Pac-Man. See more »

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[first lines]
Paramedic #1: One-three-one to dispatch, come in.
Radio Dispatcher: [after delay] One-three-one, this is dispatch, go ahead.
Paramedic #1: This is one-three-one. We have a male, mid 50s, with burns over nine to nine and a half percent of his body. Prior to our arrival on scene, the patient apparently doused his head, neck and face with some sort of highly concentrated acid. patient's airway is severely compromised due to fume inhalation. Vital signs unstable. Please advise, patient is a federal suspect. We're coming in with a ...
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Breakup Song
Written by Greg Kihn, Stephen Wright & Gary Phillips (as Gary Phillipet)
Performed by the Greg Kihn Band
Licensed by Arrangement with Rye Boy Music administered by Joel S. Turtle
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Have no doubts. See this film.
1 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not your typical horror film, though it does have horror elements (e.g. suspense, violence, gore). Really it's a story about the complex loving relationship that develops between two children. The fact that one of them is a vampire just makes things more interesting.

I read the book and watched the original film before seeing this adaptation. Even so, I ended up twisting in my seat the whole film. I couldn't find a single dull moment. The whole theater was ewwing and awwing and giggling.

This film has its flaws, but it's very emotionally affecting nonetheless. It's thrilling and disturbing, and as real as a film can be. I can't wait to watch it again.

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I say it's better than the original because more time is spent on the principle characters and the changes tend to make the story more believable.

I prefer the acting and cinematography of the original film, but overall I think this is the best film adaptation anyone could hope for.


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