Rarely does a film transcend its genre in the way that Tomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In does. Based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, this must see Swedish coming of age vampire film is about a twelve year old boy who befriends a girl in the apartment next to him. But little does he know, she’s actually a vampire. Don’t let that scare you away. The movie is not a traditional horror film, it’s a relationship story about an introverted girl who teaches a shy bullied kid how to stand up for himself. It’s sweet in every way you wouldn’t expect. Beautiful and haunting, Let The Right One In is a film you must see.
The film is currently making the film festival rounds, but I’m not sure the extent of its theatrical run. I’m guessing it will be released in a few art houses. I know that it will be playing in New York City on October 24th. Magnolia’s genre arm Magnet owns the distribution rights, so it will eventually be released on DVD. I’ll try to update the site when the information becomes available, so that everyone will have a chance to see this film. Stick it on your netflix list RIGHT NOW!
I’ve included the movie’s film festival trailer below, but believe me, it’s much better than the sum of the clips below.
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