31 Days of Horror: Let the Right One In

Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) is a 2008 Swedish horror film. Based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist the film is about a young bullied boy named Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant). His parents are divorced and he spends a lot of time alone while his mother works.

In Oskar's apartment complex a couple of new neighbours moves in. An older man and young girl about his age called Eli (Lina Leandersson). Some of the local people have been found dead while Oskar forms a friendship with Eli.

Vampire movies have been plentiful lately but it's been a long time since I've seen one that brought something new to the genre. The majority of them have been either romanticized crap or another take on the Dracula story.

This is a quietly beautiful and unsettling creepy movie. Director Tomas Alfredson, whose going to be directing a new version of John Le Carre's Tinker, Tinker, Soldier, Spy, has crafted a brilliant horror movie that doesn't follow the standard cliches that plague the genre.

Unfortunately Hollywood is going to remake this film with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves at the helm. They've even changed the title to the more blunt Let Me In. One can only hope that it fails miserably.

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