Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 21: 31 Days of Horror: Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in-2008) is a Swedish vampire story. It's about a young boy, Oskar, who has always been treated as an outcast by his classmates. He's constantly being bullied and too outnumbered to defend himself properly, thus he craves to be able to have revenge on them someday. His life outside of school is lonely as well, since his parents are divorced and his mother always has to work. However, life begins to change for Oskar when a new girl, Eli, moves in next door to him. She too is an outcast, but for reasons Oskar is not made aware of at first. The truth is, Eli is a vampire. The two become friends and because of this Oskar is able to feel love and a taste of revenge.

I love this film. It's not your typical vampire film because of the different directions the story line goes into. It's unnerving and disturbing, yet awesome at the same time. Also, yes, this film has recently been remade in the US and it is called Let Me In (2010). I find it to be an unnecessary remake, but I'd still like to see this new interpretation as well. I'm sick at the present time with a strange cough and my voice has been sounding like a mix of Regan from The Exorcist and Marge from The Simpson's. Maybe I'll be able to go to see this movie tomorrow, but I don't want to get anyone else sick.


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