8 Movie Remakes That Were Completely Unnecessary

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6) Let Me In

Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In is a modern classic of the horror genre, with a fresh angle on the vampire mythos that combines an icy realism with goth-inflected legend. So when an American remake was announced, fans reacted with predictable outrage: why remake something that’s already flawless just because the original requires English-speaking viewers to read subtitles?

Turns out the fans needn’t have worried – not because the film isn’t actually half bad (Cloverfield and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is a much better filmmaker than a cash-in remake deserved), but because Let Me In tanked. People weren’t missing much they couldn’t already get in the Swedish-language version anyway: it’s not quite shot-for-shot like Van Sant’s Psycho, but the story and scene order of Let Me In is near enough the same as Let the Right One In.

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