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Let Me In (2010)

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A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

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Storyline

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

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1 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fish Head  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,147,479 (USA) (2 October 2010)

Gross:

$12,134,420 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Trivia

Colin Moretz: The arcade counter attendant is played by the brother of lead actress Chloë Grace Moretz. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Abby comes in uninvited and begins to bleed to death shouldn't have happened, as Owen already invited her into the apartment in a previous scene. If a vampire is invited in once, they never have to be invited again and can come and go as they please. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The movie's end credits are in the form of black text on a white background, which is the opposite of most movie credits, which are usually white text on a black background. See more »

Connections

Remake of Let the Right One In (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Written by Boy George (as George O'Dowd), Jon Moss, Roy Hay and Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig)
Performed by Culture Club
Licensed by Arrangement with EMI Virgin Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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Excellent movie!
10 October 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Did not expect much going into this movie. Just the basic hope that it was somewhat entertaining and made sense. It is amazing to me how easily a movie can go bad from a single action or phrase. This, however, was not the case for "Let Me In". It was flawless! A perfect combination between a captivating storyline and interesting characters that have an almost fairytale like interaction. At the same time feeling completely natural. Add to that an amazing soundtrack that submerges you even more into the characters world. I have always found the "this is how it would actually be" approach in depicting fiction and supernatural stories to be more captivating and effective. The movie is a complete underdog and is definitely worth seeing. Walked away wowed!!!


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