DVD: Let Me In (15)

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Owen is a lonely little boy who is bullied at school and largely ignored at home by his single mum, yet things begin to look up when a young girl moves into the same housing block.

As they form a close bond he learns her secret, that she also happens to be a vampire and has a need to feed. Let Me In is a hard film to review. It is perfectly well made, with plenty of action and an interesting exploration of social conventions. Yet it inevitably suffers from comparison with Let the Right One In, the Swedish source released just two years earlier, which pretty much does everything better; so unless you have a pathological fear of subtitles, there is not much point looking past the original.