Depending on our age and threshold for spooky stuff, Urban Legends can be fun. Or can be the catalyst for long nights awake in bed thinking that something or someone is going to get you. It’s so fascinating how many of them there are and how they are similar and different depending on your geographical location and culture. One in particular that can be traced from sometime in the 80s-90s is the urban legend of the Black-eyed Children.
This American urban legend tells the tale of paranormal creatures that resemble children between the ages of six and sixteen. Their facial features include pale skin and pitch-black eyes. They are commonly reported to be asking for money or hitchhiking. The scariest tales speak of them standing out front of residential homes.
Filmmaker Craig Moss has taken this tale and turned it into a feature film titled, Let Us In. He takes this urban legend and mixes it with elements of Sci-Fi Adventure Thrillers of the ’80s and ’90s. It stars Makenzie Moss, Sadie Stanley, O’Neill Monahan, Siena Agudong, and Mackenzie Ziegler. Also a well-known star in the horror genre, Tobin Bell.
Here is the Synopsis for Let Us In
A spirited twelve-year-old girl and her best friend look to uncover the sudden disappearances of several missing teens in their small town. Realizing there might be something deeper happening, Emily and Christopher might be up against forces they can’t even imagine. Based on the urban legend “The Black Eyed Kids.”
With the release of Let Us In this weekend, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Craig Moss. A good part of the conversation was spent on talking about how Let Us In can serve as a good introduction to Sci-Fi and Horror. It has a good balance of both that could lead viewers to want bigger scares and thrills. Also, we talk about how the star of the film is also his daughter. How does that play out as an advantage and maybe a disadvantage? Check it out down below!
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Samuel Goldwyn Films’ Let Us In will be available starting July 2nd, 2021 On Demand and Digital.