Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I Fear the Worst for "Let Me In"

A new TV spot has hit the airwaves for the American remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In and it seems to be confirming the fear I have about this remake.

The Swedish original is all about its scary foreboding atmosphere, and never gets right in your face with the gore and violence that American audiences are drawn to. The new TV spot for Let Me In makes it seem like this remade movie has become more Americanized than even I thought it would. The new commercial goes straight for the jugular with its intense horror-filled images leaving little to the imagination.

I understand that sometimes studios intentionally mislead people with trailers and commercials hoping to attract audiences with a false sense of what the movie’s about (See: The American being billed as an intense action thriller). But, this new TV spot leaves little hope that the remake of the stellar Swedish horror film will be nothing more than a pile of blood, guts, and jump-out-and-scare-you action scenes.

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