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‘Let the Right One In’ a different vampire film on DVD this week March 8, 2009

Posted by Diana McCabe in Entertainment.

It took me a while to see this vampire movie because it looked scary, and the kids were so young. While intense — and it’s letmeindefinitely one of those cool horror movies —  it is tender, with the undercurrent of a romance that only two very young outcasts can create with their friendship. Oskar, A frail 12-year-old who lives in a frozen and stark Swedish suburb has zero friends. The kids at school pick on him, too. And then he meets Eli, the girl next door who never gets cold, doesn’t go to school — and sometimes smells funny. Directed by Tomas Alfredson from a screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist (who adapted his own novel) the film is scheduled for DVD release on March 10.

Some reviews:





1. jessbo88 - March 8, 2009

I have been a big fan of the novel, and saw the film last year at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The movie adaptation maintained the eerie escalation of the story, but it was disappointing the community impact was not shown in as much detail as the novel. I have just purchased Lindqvist’s next novel ‘Handling the Dead.’ which apparently also will be made into a film. I’m curious to hear people’s reactions to the gender ambiguity of the vampire character in ‘Let the Right One in’?

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