Hammer Films Let Me In Review

When I heard that Hammer Films were releasing Let Me In, I was over the moon, because if you didn’t know already, I’m such a huge fan of Hammer Horror, which evidently inspires my Gothic horror photography.

I know about the Swedish movie Let The Right One In released in 2008 and I did try to watch this, but the cinematography was beautiful and I couldn’t concentrate on reading the subtitles.  Therefore I lost interest in the film.  Some people can watch subtitled films, others can’t.  Personally, I find it annoying that people are calling Hammer Film’s version a remake.  Hammer Films have done their own version of the story and it is worth watching.

The cinematography in Hammer’s version is lovely and I can tell you that they got the colour of blood spot on unlike the olden days when it was such a high contrasted colour.  There’s plenty of blood in this version and a severed head goes swimming by at one point, but I must say, it is very well done.  The acting is 100% brilliant and the storyline kept me captivated throughout.

It is the story of a young boy who is being bullied at school.  His mother is an alcoholic and is separated from the boys father and he doesn’t have anyone to turn to, until the strange girl moves in next door.  Their friendship steadily grows and ultimately he finds out that she’s a vampire.

It’s so refreshing to see such a modern take on the vampire story and trust me, Let Me In is worth seeing.

Let Me In Trailer

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The Woman in Black (2011)

Hammer Films are currently filming an adaptation of Susan Hill’s ghost story The Woman in Black.

‘The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.’ More info about this at HammerFilms.com

The Resident (2010)

YES!  They have the legend himself, Christopher Lee!  How exciting is this?

‘After separating from her husband beautiful young Doctor Juliet begins a new life in Brooklyn. Her stunning, spacious loft apartment seems too good to be true and when mysterious occurrences lead her to believe she’s not alone Juliet discovers the unthinkable…someone is watching.’ More info about this movie from HammerFilms.com



imageWake Wood (2010)

‘Still grieving the death of their only child Alice at the jaws of a crazed dog, vet Patrick and pharmacist Louise relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where a local pagan ritual gives them three more precious days with her… but what will they do when it’s time for their new daughter to go back?’ More info from Hammerfilms.com

I’ve not heard anything about this movie, but it sounds very interesting.

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  1. Great review! I loved the original but this Hammer version is awesome – seriously!!! “LET ME IN” – totally moving and beautifully shot.

  2. Gary | Classic Horror Films

    I’ve seen the Swedish version and that was excellent. I don’t know if this film is an improvement, but I’ll definitely be watching it.

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