Did we really need a US remake of Let The Right One In? Probably not.
But Matt Reeves’ (Cloverfield) film deserves a chance, especially when its heart is so unexpectedly in the right place.
No irritating moppets here; instead, we have subtle turns from Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Moretz as a bullied boy and his vampire pal.
True, the bombast has been amped up in the journey over the Atlantic – then again, a few plot problems have also been sorted along the way.
A small (it made peanuts Stateside) but auspicious comeback for Hammer Films, backed by worthwhile extras.
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