Sunday, June 7, 2009

Låt den rätte komma in (2008) - Sweden

Let the Right One In (Swedish: Låt den rätte komma in) is a 2008 Swedish romantic vampire film directed by Tomas Alfredson. It is based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. It tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm.

Excellent storytelling,Beautifully crafted and expertly acted ...this movie is a perfect example of an original Cinema . The film is a fresh and memorable mix of grimy realism and gothic fantasy.
As far as the the scare factor is concerned , you won't find that many scares in it if you compare it to other good horrors as this movie focuses mainly on the vampire love theme . But due to it's excellent narration and originality this movie is a must watch in the horror movies list. At times it's horrific and gory, but to lumber it with a 'horror movie' tag is to do it a disservice. It's a dreamlike blend of drama, coming-of-age romance and revenge fantasy thriller rolled into an unforgettable whole.

Some people might find it slow or boring as everyone is having their own taste , but in my opinion this movie is nerve-jangling , emotionally touching and remarkably written.

This Swedish horror is a must for your collection. Watch it before the American Remakes Strikes the theaters in few years.

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