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April 10, 2009

Let The Right One In

The BBC somewhat belatedly discovers Let The Right One In, a remarkable film including what is perhaps the most convincing vampire ever to feature on the silver screen and soon to be released in the UK. Think J-horror meets Guillermo del Toro in the snow. Not that there is a lot of snow per se, just a lingering feeling of irritation that the shuddering bilingual edifice that is the Canadian film industry cannot produce something as simple and moving as this.

It tells the tale of Oskar, a lonely young boy living on a rundown estate on the outskirts of Stockholm. Bullied and outcast, his life takes a dramatic turn when a mysterious young girl, Eli - soon revealed to be a vampire - moves in next door.

The pair's fledgling relationship is central to the film, which is part arty Euro horror, part coming of age romance. It has picked up a slew of film awards and is already being held up as a masterpiece of the genre.

Which it is. Not to worry, there will soon be a piece of crap Hollywood remake.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 10, 2009 06:47 AM


They already f-ed up the subtitles.

Posted by: dorkafork [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 10, 2009 11:04 AM