Norman (voiced by Kodi
Smit-McPhee) really sees dead people and they happen to be his only
friends in the world. The pre-teen years sure can be a drag, but
when a return of the living dead threatens
to take over an entire community, it’s up to Norman and a ragtag crew
of friends and family to set things straight.
Matt Reeves' remake of Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson's atmospheric vampire thriller — both of which are based on John Ajvide Lindqvist's horror novel 'Let the Right One In' — might not be as restrained or as poetic as its predecessor. Like the earlier film, though, 'Let Me In' generates unexpected empathy for its central duo, a pair of 12-year-olds who form an unexpected bond. Grade: B.