Although some American movie studios are making an increased effort to release features simultaneously across the globe, there’s still a substantial “tape delay” when it comes to book releases. It’s frustrating to read an alleged John Ajvide Lindqvist tweet about turning Let Me In into a book series, while knowing that his well-received 2010 novel Little Star still hasn’t reached American shores. On Tuesday, October 2, Little Star finally gets the American hardcover release it deserves, and with this, his fourth novel, Lindqvist truly establishes himself as a horror heavyweight. Intermittently touching, disturbing, and horrifying, it’s as good a horror novel as I’ve read all year. And don’t get me started on his corker of an ending. The full review follows. READ MORE
It is no easy feat to be able to take a story as lauded and respected amongst horror fans and critics alike such as “LET ME IN” (“LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”), and add your own spin to it. The original novel written by John Ajvide Lindqvist has now been adapted into two highly successful films, and thanks to Dark Horse Comics and writer Marc Andreyko the series has also made the leap from book, to film, to comics with “LET ME IN: CROSSROADS”. The series acts as a prequel to the Americanized remake of the Swedish masterpiece, and this week myself and Johnny_Trouble were fortunate enough to sit down with the series writer and talk to him about the four issue mini-series. Read on for the skinny…
Movie tie-ins always have that unfortunate aspect of having to adhere to the fundamentals of their source while attempting to recreate the experience through an entirely different medium. Let Me In: Crossroads is a four-part prequel to the vampire horror movie of last year which, itself, is an American remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In. Being a prequel, this last issue of the miniseries is destined not to have quite the climax the movie does, but it provides some decent thrills and a classic horror ending. Read on for the full review…
My top horror film of 2010, “LET ME IN”, saw its release onto the open market last Tuesday as it finally hit DVD and Blu-Ray worldwide, and if you haven’t gone out and picked this gem up yet, then you should definitely do yourself a favor and do so. Keeping the momentum rolling, Dark Horse Comics will be releasing the third issue in their monthly tie-in by the same name next week, and inside you can sink your teeth into a 6 page preview of the book before it hits stores on February 16th. Read on for the skinny!
I don’t know if it’s intentional or just the weirdest coincidence, but three of the four films that were released on October 1st, 2010 in theaters are hitting DVD/Blu on February 1st, 2011. All were theatrical disappointments, partially due to overcrowding, so it’s kind of funny that they’ll be fighting for attention on the same day yet again. Chain Letter and Hatchet II, of course, never got wide releases and will see bigger audiences on DVD than they possibly could have in theaters, but Let Me In‘s box office failure was a surprise to me – whatever my misgivings were about it being an unnecessary remake, it WAS a good film and the best way to experience the story if you were a foreign language-phobe. So now that it’s on DVD, perhaps it will find its audience and renew the “WHY?” debate all over again. (The fourth film was Case 39, and adding to this irony, was the most successful of the four and yet hit shelves much sooner – as if it was the biggest dud).
While many critics (including our own Mr. Disgusting!) hailed director Matt Reeves’ Let Me In – a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In – as a modern-day vampire classic, the movie unfortunately failed to find much of an audience during its theatrical run. Luckily, those who missed it the first time around will have a second chance to check it out on February 1st, when Let Me In is released on DVD/Blu-Ray through Anchor Bay Entertainment. B-D reporter Chris Eggertsen recently got on the phone with Reeves to talk about the film, with the director discussing his thoughts on its poor box-office performance, how he would have marketed the movie differently, and why if it hadn’t been for his involvement the remake may have gone in a more “teen-oriented” direction.
When Steven Spielberg and Stephen King both go out of their way to compliment you on your filmmaking prowess, you must be doing something right. Such is the recent experience of director Matt Reeves, whose interesting career trajectory has taken him from helming the unfortunate mid-’90s David Schwimmer vehicle The Pallbearer (yep, he made that) to crafting the shaky-cam blockbuster Cloverfield just over a decade later. His latest film, the dark vampire flick Let Me In (a remake of Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In) was a critical darling but a financial disappointment, although like all films it will get a second chance to be discovered on DVD/Blu-ray (in this case February 1st). I recently got on the phone with the director to discuss the film, and in the process I uncovered a few interesting tidbits – including why Reeves is actually thankful for the existence of a little movie called Twilight. Check out the full interview below.
While fans of the remake to the brilliant “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN” anxiously await the DVD release of its Americanized ‘remake’ in early February, you can still get your fix as Dark Horse has you covered with the second issue of “LET ME IN” slated for a January 12th release date. Beyond the break you can get your first look at the issue with a 6 page preview to help quell your thirsts. Read on for the skinny!
After succeeding at what was once thought to be an impossible task by creating a remake that was nearly as powerful as the original content with the Americanized version of the Swedish masterpiece “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN” (changed to “LET ME IN” here in the states), publisher IDW is here to try and continue to blow our minds with its comic book tie-in. The series begins this Wednesday, and beyond the break you can get a full 6 page preview of the issue. Read on for the skinny!
I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I love being backed up by a legend in the horror world. Back in September I gave the Matt Reeves-directed vampire pic Let Me In a perfect 5 out of 5 skulls here on Bloody Disgusting. In fact, Chris Eggertsen has made commentary on the fact that horror fans didn’t show up to see this masterful work in theaters, including it on his 2010 epic fails in horror list earlier this month. In this coming week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, horror writer Stephen King reveals his top 10 films of the year proclaiming Let Me In as his #1 pick. In fact, he calls it “the best horror film of the decade.” Are we wrong? Maybe you agree? If you click here you can read 42 user reviews and even chime in with your own. The Hammer/Overture Films remake arrives on DVD and Blu-ray February 1 (more info).
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has announced DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray ($39.99) releases of Let Me In for February 1st. DVD Active reports extras will include an audio commentary with director Matt Reeves, featurettes (“From The Inside: A Look at the Making of Let Me In”, “The Art of Special Effects”), unrated deleted scenes, a Car Crash Sequence Step-by-Step, trailers, and a poster gallery. The Blu-ray release will also include a Dissecting Let Me In feature, and a digital copy of the film.
Probably my favorite horror film of the year is Hammer and Overture FIlms’ Let Me In (review), Matt Reeves’ interpretation of the Swedish novel that told the story Abby (Chloe Moretz), a secretive 12-year old girl, who moves next door to Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee). Owen is a social outcast who is viciously bullied at school and in his loneliness, forms a profound bond with his new neighbour. Owen can’t help noticing that Abby is like no one he has ever met before. As a string of grisly murders occupy the town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl is really a savage vampire. Inside you’ll find a dark deleted scene that’s being circulated around the web. Those of you who haven’t seen the film probably won’t understand what’s going on. Thanks to ‘Cabbiez’ for the tip.
Today MTV.com and publisher Dark Horse Comics brought horror fans a treat as they released a slew of character concepts from the pages of the upcoming “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN” remake, “LET ME IN”. The title doesn’t go on sale till this fall, but beyond the break you can check out the artwork. Read on for the skinny.
Well, even though the author may not be happy about the fact that his beloved (and nearly classic) vampire novel “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN” will be getting moved over into the comic book realm with added characters, back-story, and scenes, publisher Dark Horse doesn’t seem to be to worried (sigh) as they are pressing on with the series. The first arc will begin in October, and Comic Book Resources sat down with series scribe Marc Andreyko and Patric Reynolds to talk all things “LET ME IN”, and the duo even revealed some art to go along with the plethora of new info. For all the details and the photos make the jump. Read on for the skinny.
At C2E2 a few weeks back the news broke that publisher Dark Horse Comics had plans to release an all new graphic novel in concordance with the release of the Americanized remake of the fan favorite “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”. (Renamed to “LET ME IN” here in the states) The title is, of course, based upon the award winning novel by John Ajvide Lindqvists of the same name, and one would think that in doing this the author would have been consulted before things moved forward. Well he wasn’t. And he’s not very pleased. Read on for the skinny.
As I pack my bags for a fun filled (and insanely hectic) weekend of interviews, news gathering, and money spending at C2E2, this drops into my lap and I about dropped my suitcase. It was announced today at the convention in Chicago that the popular Swedish film “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”, which is being adapted for American audiences under the banner “LET ME IN”, will be getting the comic book treatment to coincide with the release of the remake thanks to the newly announced teaming of Hammer Films and publisher Darkhorse Comics! Not only that but the series will be written by “PREDATORS” scribe Marc Andreyko! For all the details and a teaser photo, and then be sure to chime in with your thoughts on this exciting announcement!