Sunday, October 20, 2013
31 Days of Horror 4: Originals vs. Remakes DAY 20
Let the Right One In (2008) vs. Let Me In (2010)
In the past few years, the vampire genre has become tired. We’ve been stuck with movies like Twilight and TV shows like True Blood. Everywhere you look there seems to be vampires in some shape or form.
With that said, “Let the Right One In” is a different case. It sees that vampires are being overplayed and decides to go back to the roots of the monsters. No more of Vampires walking in sunlight , the movie goes back to the basics and the original rules that made vampires monsters to be feared.
The movie is about a 12 year-old boy who befriends a young girl who turns out to be a vampire. A true vampire. She must feed on blood and follow the rules to survive. She can’t go out in sunlight, she ha to drink blood and she can’t come into your home with out you inviting her in.
The great thing about this film is the storytelling. With a solid script, the scares are much more effective. This film felt refreshing and stands as one of the best vampire movies that I’ve ever seen.
In this American remake, we see everything about the original stay. Yet, what works against this film is that it had already been done.
This is not a bad film and for people who don’t like foreign films I highly recommend checking out this remake.
SO, which is better?
The original, for doing it first. The remake is fine though, no real complaints about it.