Let the Right One In (2008)
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
2008 • 115 Minutes • 2.35:1 • Sweden
Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB
Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
Screenplay: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Producers: Carl Molinder, John Nordling
Cinematography: Hoyte Van Hoytema
Awards and Honors
The Essential Films
Ranked #15 on the 100 Essential Horror Movies
- How old are you?
Oskar is a friendless little boy that is constantly bullied at school. One day he meets a strange little girl, and the two develop a sweet friendship. The twist: She’s a vampire.
Why is it Essential?
O.K. Let me just take the official Essential Films stance right now: F*** TWILIGHT! Ah. There. That feels so much better.
Seriously, though. Remember when vampires were awesome? They were bad ass monsters that you were glad weren’t real. They were bloody, they had fangs, they could rip your throat out and, most importantly, they did NOT glitter in the sunlight. They fucking exploded. The vampires found in the Blade, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dracula and "Buffy"… REAL VAMPIRES. Robert Pattinson? LAME ASS VAMPIRE.
Now. With that rant out of the way, I present to you today’s entry. Let The Right One In is a Swedish vampire movie that goes back the basics. Vampires are dangerous, and bloody, and violent. Yeah, this is a story of a little girl and a little boy and their friendship. But it’s also a story of this little girl going out killing people and sucking their blood.
This movie was re-made recently as Let Me In for American audiences. It was a fine interpretation, but nothing beats the original. Watch it now.
Want to watch it? You can watch via YouTube for only $2.99!