I saw the original last year on DVD. I heard this remake is pretty much the exact same as the original. I have a hard time believing that the American cast is better than the first.
But I might check it out eventually since I liked ChloŽ Moretz in Kick-Ass.
I feel the same way - I was a big fan of the original, and for me part of what made it so spooky was the foreign setting, language I didn't understand, and totally unknown (to me) cast.
I'll probably check out the new one eventually, because as you say Moretz was great in Kick Ass
, but I'm worried it will slightly spoil the story having that added 'alieness' taken away.