Devildriver Guitarist Jeff Kendrick Reviews "Let Me In"
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:52:00
Let Me In is a violent and compelling story that reinvents vampire movies for a stagnant genre.
The film follows the main character and vampire Abby [Chloe Moretz] as she deals with the fact that she must constantly be on the search for blood, while at the same time keeping anonymity from the outside world. Along her journey she meets a young boy named Owen [Kodi Smit-McPhee], and an unlikely bond forms between them despite the fact that one of them will live forever and the other won't.
The cast, setting and storyline was absolutely riveting and kept me glued to the edge of my seat. Paired with amazing gore and utterly unique cinematography, I pick this film to be one of the best of the year. Although the film is largely fantasy-based, the on-screen relationships and life situations were very believable. Owen's constant bullying by his classmates at school made anyone who has ever been picked on shudder. His plight of abuse is so bad that Abby's disposal of the crew at the end of the film seems more like the swift sword of justice—instead of murder by a creature that lives off human blood and lives forever.
Besides the phenomenal acting and great storyline the film's production design team and wardrobe department deserves an "A" for the amazing ability to take you back in time to the early 80's and convince you without a doubt that you are there reliving it. Rarely will I ever go into a remake or a film that I have never seen the previous versions for and walk away understanding the story and feeling that I should not have seen it. Let Me In made me quickly research novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist's life and writing history and schedule a time to see Let the Right One. So do yourself a favor and go support an awesome film set to scare audiences the world over and be talked about for years to come. Vampire fan or not, audiences will line up around the block to joyfully invite Abby and the terror that she brings into their psyches
—Jeff Kendrick, Devildriver Guitarist
Will you be seeing Let Me In? Are you excited for Devildriver's new album?
For our interview with Chloe Moretz click here!