Let the Right One In (2008)

Directed by Tomas Alfredson.  Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (the novel and the screenplay).  Starring Lina Leandersson and Kare Hedebrant.

Plot: Oskar, a sensitive, bullied boy meets Eli, a moody, mysterious girl and they form a bond that nothing can divide.


This Swedish movie is your basic teenage romance if one of them was a bullied young boy thinking of taking drastic measures and the other was a mysterious young girl who drinks people dry.  It’s everything a good horror movie should be and more.  It’s got a lovely motive, incredible innovation, it followed rules, was realistic, had terrific effects and an ending that I can’t do justice, so I won’t try.

It’s beautiful from beginning to end.  The two main characters are likable and they’re wonderful actors.  Some people may consider this slow in areas, but it’s just building to an intense climax is all.  Watch it.  You will not be disappointed.

Our score: 89.

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