14 October 2010
Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.
Starring Chloe Moretz, Elias Koteas, Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Directed by Matt Reeves.
Classification: MA15+ (Strong horror themes and violence), 115 mins.
Official Site: http://www.letmein-movie.com/
Twelve-year-old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, his only friend is his new neighbour Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owen's age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.
A string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert and Abby's increasingly bizarre behaviour leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she's hiding an unthinkable secret.