Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Torn, torn like an old sweater

I'm sure at this point most, if not all, of you are aware that the absolutely amazing 2008 Swedish Vampire movie Let the Right one in has been re-made into an American version, less cleverly titled "Let me in", that is coming out later this year.

You and I haven't known each other very long, so I'll let you in on a little secret that you might not know about me.

Remakes, in general, make me kind of angry.

And when it's a remake of a foreign horror film, well, that has a tendency to make me homicidal. Especially, taking into account, America's track record with remaking foreign horror films into absolute monstrosities.

Do you remember the abomination that was the 2005 American remake of Dark Water? Because I sure as Hell do.

So then why, you might ask, should I be even remotely black and white on this remake? Shouldn't I already be completely up in arms over it? I mean, 'Let the Right one in' is, hands down, one of the most AMAZING horror films of the last decade. What is there to be torn about?

This, you guys, this.

Chloe Moretz.

I am, in general, not the biggest fan of children. but this kid managed to wiggle her way under my anti-kinder skin some time ago, and has since firmly rooted herself near my cold, black heart.

(those of you currently going, 'What the Hell Spooky? I have no idea who that is!', did you see Kick Ass? Then you DO know who that is, she played Hit Girl, now stop your whining)

So what does this mean you guys?

It means that, as much as I am going to hate myself and feel dirty for doing it, this particular Creepy Confection is going to be dragging her sugary ass to see this particular remake.

Am I proud of it?


Will I still be doing it despite the fact that it looks like they've sucked all the life/joy/amazingness out of the original?


I apologize in advance everyone. I already feel used.

This is all your fault kid, I wish I knew how to quit you.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds horrible in theory, but the trailer actually looks interesting to me. Also, I'm becoming a bit of a fan of Chloe, especially after seeing her the recent Jack and the Beanstalk, where she beat up some ninjas in order to protect Jack and Gilbert Gottfried from getting pummeled. Any 12 year old girl that can convincingly portray an action star of sorts (and save Gilbert, one of my heroes) can't be all bad. I too started blogging a little while a go, and wrote a review of Jack here: http://cinemagonzo.blogspot.com/2010/05/jack-and-beanstalk-2010-uplifting-story.html