Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1983. Bullied, 12 year-old Owen (Smit-McPhee) finds unexpected friendship in the form of the ‘girl’ next door: pale, fragile Abby (Moretz), who walks barefoot in the snow, is a whizz with a Rubik’s Cube, and feasts on human blood.
Not as deep as the original, but certainly more of a crowdpleaser — and it’s hard to imagine a more intelligent and well-crafted American horror being released this year.
Reviewed by Dan Jolin
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