Evil Dead, It and the 15 greatest horror movie remakes of all-time

Photo: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3.. Courtesy Starz
Photo: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3.. Courtesy Starz /
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4. Let Me In (2010)

Let the Right One In (2008) is a Swedish romantic horror story that is widely considered one of the best vampire films of all time. Fans were dubious at best when Hollywood announced its plans to remake the beloved movie only two years after it was released.

Therefore, most were surprised when the Matt Reeves rendition, Let Me In (2010), managed to capture the same themes and emotions from the original film while still putting his creative spin on it. Let Me In is widely considered an excellent remake and there are even film fans out there who host spirited debates about which is better, the remake or the original.

Generally speaking, it is considered blasphemy to ever judge a film’s remake better than the original, so you know the film must be worthwhile for it even to call that topic into question.

For the most part, Let Me In is incredibly similar to Let the Right One In, even mimicking some of the same shots and reiterating similar lines of dialogue. But where it differs is in the visual progression of the story. Let Me In does not follow a linear progression, and it also has a bigger budget than the original film, as evidenced by visceral gore and violence throughout the movie.

Chloë Grace Moretz makes a compelling turn here as Abby, the vampire who befriends a bullied young boy named Owen. If ever in doubt about her acting, Let Me In makes an argument for Moretz’s talent.