Exclusive Shock Video: Let Me In’s Matt Reeves & Chloé Moretz


Director and star of the new vampire flick

Doing interviews the opening day of a movie isn’t normally ideal, but Matt Reeves’ Let Me In is one of the most accomplished horror films we’ve seen this year so given the chance to talk to Reeves and one of his stars, Chloé Moretz, ShockTillYouDrop.com jumped at the chance.

Reeves adapted John Lindqvist’s novel of the same name, which some may remember was previously turned into the Swedish film Let the Right One In, and this one stars Kodi Smit-McPhee from John Hillcoat’s The Road as Owen, a young boy living in New Mexico during 1983, who starts a friendship with Abby, the odd girl next door played by Moretz, only to find out that she’s more odd than girl. You see Abby needs blood to survive which makes her a rather deadly friend indeed. Fortunately, her “guardian” played by Richard Jenkins helps with that, but really, Owen probably could have picked someone better for his first love.

With Reeves, we talked about lots of things, including how he felt about adapting a novel that already had a highly-regarded film made from it. We also talked about the tone and pace of the film, the music (Michael Giacchino!), and some of its influences, as well as the fact that it’s the first vampire flick from Horror Films in 30 years and other things. Before we wrapped up, he also told us that a lot of stars would have to align for Cloverfield 2 to happen soon with the three main players (he, Drew Goddard and J.J. Abrams) all having been working on their own movies – he also confirmed what’s been reported about Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods being held up until the MGM situation is resolved–and that he’s hoping his personal project The Invisible Woman (no, not based on anything by H.G. Wells), the one he’s been trying to make since before Cloverfield, may be next up for him if something else doesn’t come up first. (No, he hasn’t met with Christopher Nolan for Superman yet, though that’s not to say it may not happen in the future.)

We spoke to Moretz about a similar number of topics including how she got the role, her own proclivity for horror and feelings about blood and gore, and how she can’t see R-rated movies unless she’s in them or needs to watch for research. She also talks about preparing for the role and her reference for playing a kid in the ’80s, and we wrapped up talking about working Martin Scorsese in his first 3D family film Hugo Cabret and how she got to work with the ORIGINAL Hammer Horror vampire Christopher Lee.

Source: Edward Douglas