Kodi Smit-McPhee is a bullied 12-year-old who befriends his mysterious new neighbour Chloë Grace Moretz.
Set in 1983 New Mexico, this American remake of the 2008 Swedish film, Let the Right One In, is tense, twisty and scary. Smit-McPhee recognises a fellow outsider in Moretz and their friendship blossoms, yet it soon becomes apparent that she is not what she seems…
With bursts of bloody horror and touches of dark comedy, this chiller spells out some things that were only hinted at in the original – but the strange love story at the film’s heart remains touching and chilling in equal measure.
The young leads are sensational and, with solid support from Richard Jenkins, as the creepy man who acts as Moretz’s protector, and Elias Koteas, as a suspicious police detective, you have a top-notch horror film.