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31 Days of Horror Day 3: "Will you be my girlfriend?"

Title of Movie: Let The Right One In

Actors: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord

Quotable Line: None that I can remember.

Director: Thomas Alfredson

Released: 2008

What's it about?: A misfit kid is befriended by a misfit vampire and we see their relationship develop in ways that we never thought possible or rational.

What I liked: This movie is incredible! Prior to seeing this movie, I had head of it based solely on the positive reviews surrounding it.  I found Let the Right One In to be a pleasant surprise as it took the concept of the vampire and turned it on its ear and yet follows the rules of vampirism in ways that I would have never been able to predict. The concept of having to invite a vampire into your house is explored as are the repercussions of a vampire coming in uninvited. It's not pleasant but there is a reason why a vampire has to be invited into your house.

 The two lead actors are incredible for kids so young. You completely buy into their relationship. The bullies as depicted in the movie are menacing and have some really scary moments. And holy crap, the swimming pool scene at the end, wow. I will not say anything else except that the payoff is worth it alone just to see what happens in the pool happen.

What I didn't like: The fact that there is an American remake of the movie. I have however, heard good things.  Otherwise, there is nothing that I didn't like about this one.

Final Rating: 5 rubiks cubes out of 5. An excellent foreign film and one that deserves to be seen...even if you don't like subtitles in your movies.


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