Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
A couple weeks ago, I saw and fell in love with the swedish vampire film Let The Right One In, freaked out, and posted a raving mini-review along with the international trailer. Magnet has now released the American trailer, which you can watch below. LEt me stress again that while this film is technically a horror film, it certainly transcends the genre and is something much more. It’s a coming of age tale between two young children, one of which just happens to require blood to live.
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Watch the trailer in High Definition on IGN.com. Let The Right One In hits theaters starting on Friday, October 24th 2008.
West Hollywood, CA: Sunset 5
New York, NY: Angelika Film Center
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Chicago, IL: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Santa Fe, NM: The Screen
Official Plot Synopsis: A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. Coinciding with Eli’s arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. One man is found tied to a tree, another frozen in the lake, a woman bitten in the neck. Blood seems to be the common denominator – and for an introverted boy like Oskar, who is fascinated by gruesome stories, it doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Oskar becomes increasingly aware of the tragic, inhuman dimension of Eli’s plight, but cannot bring himself to forsake her. Frozen forever in a twelve-year-old’s body, with all the burgeoning feelings and confused emotions of a young adolescent, Eli knows that she can only continue to live if she keeps on moving. But when Oskar faces his darkest hour, Eli returns to defend him the only way she can… Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is based on the best-selling novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
The film is the inaugural release in Magnet’s “Six Shooter Film Series,” a series of six films highlighting the vanguard of genre cinema from around the globe. Five films will follow over the coming months: Nacho Vigalondo’s TIMECRIMES (Spain), Ollie Blackburn’s DONKEY PUNCH (UK), SPECIAL (US), BIG MAN JAPAN (Japan), and EDEN LOG (France).