Rotten Tomatoes has a new trailer for Let The Right One In, the Swedish vampire coming of age film which is receiving a lot of buzz on the film festival circuit. The new trailer is red band, so you get an uncensored look at some of the bloodier moments in the film. the trailer is a bit misleading because the film is more of a relationship story than a horror film. But I also understand they need to hook the American horror audience in.
Watch the trailer in high resolution on RottenTomatoes.com . Let The Right One In hits theaters starting on Friday, October 24th 2008. Plot synopsis and release schedule after the jump.
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).Cool Posts From Around the Web: