Let The Right One In
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
A bullied boy befriends, then falls for a vampire girl in this recent horror hit from Sweden. When 12-year-old Oskar meets Eli he feels his wish for a friend has come true. But why can’t Eli come out to play during the day? And why’s her dad running a down-low blood drive in the woods? Once Oskar figures it out, a subtle romance begins. But murders soon begin to attract attention, and Eli knows she has to hit the road. LTROI mixes a touching story of two outsiders who find each other with some truly vicious vampire thrills to create a modern horror classic. Contains strong language, violence and gore.
A bullied boy befriends, then falls for a vampire girl in this recent horror hit.
Cast: KÃ¥re Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
I remember really liking this as a teenager, but coming back to it as an adult it just feels uncomfortable in a bad way. It drags a lot with uneven pacing and many of the side characters feel like rough sketches. At the time it felt groundbreaking, in hindsight it's self-indulgent Being Literary. Also the eunuch explanation gets cut out (not sure how I feel about that now as an out trans person) so we just get a random shot of a kid's genitalia for Reasons.
Nearer to the novel than the English language remake, but still misses a few key elements out that would be confusing. Especially if you've not read the book. I completely understand why this subject matter was avoided however. I far preferred this to the remake and own a copy as I adored. An original take on the vampire lore.
Best vampire movie of all time and a personal favourite. Very emotional film. Surprisingly so for the horror genre