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Let The Right One In (Låt den Rätte Komma In)

36 Ratings: 4.0
A Swedish horror film about a young boy who befriends a vampire.

The enduring popularity of the vampire myth rests, in part, on sexual magnetism. InLet the Right One In, Tomas Alfredson's carefully controlled, yet sympathetic take on John Ajvide Lindqvist's Swedish bestseller-turned-screenplay, the protagonists … see full wiki

Director: Tomas Alfredson
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Horror
Release Date: January 26, 2008
MPAA Rating: R
14 reviews about Let The Right One In (Låt den Rätte Komma...
review by . February 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     Even if "Twilight" seems to be most popular when it comes to Vampires in any form of media, it's good to get a nice, big breath of fresh air. And for me, that refreshing, long breathe was "Let the Right One In"; which by all means is the best Vampire movie since probably "Vampyr", "Nosferatu", and Herzog's remake. This is a moving, artistic, and powerful film that does not succeed because it is about vampires; but rather because it is sweet, tender, and even …
review by . November 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Puts the 'ire' back in vampire
This is not a book for the faint of heart. No sexy Edward Cullen here. No vamps who are actually nice guys and no good girl heroes either. In fact, this vampire isn't even sexual. The novel is not particularly clear on this point, but I deduce that Eli, the vampire, was once a human boy. Now s/he sometimes appears to be a boy and other times a girl. There is no sex and certainly no love.      Couple this old school vampire with a cast of unappealing human characters: an alienated …
Quick Tip by . November 04, 2010
posted in Reel Overseas
I hate vampire movies. I think we have reached the Vampire Event Horizon--one more vampire movie and all of movie-hood will be sucked into the black hole. That said, I liked this movie that just happened to have a vampire in it. This is a story of friendship and protection, not lust and sex. So if you want that kind of vampire movie, there are 180,097 x10 to the 35 vampire movies to choose from (which means that every atom in the universe has 5 vampire movies attached to it. I'm not kidding about …
Quick Tip by . August 23, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Ooowie...really creepy. Not so scary - but creepy creepy creepy. Just how does a twelve year old girl vampire survive? What seduction skills has she learned, and how does she draw a new fly into her web? Let the Right One In might be the best vampire movie I've ever seen, despite the revenge scene that seems to belong to another movie as it clashes against the small and careful character of the rest of the movie.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A powerfully eerie yet beautiful film. A must see for anyone who likes scary movies!
review by . March 11, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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      I have always had a strong fondness for vampire films. Honestly, much of the vampire films these days are full of cliché and while most of them does attempt at something original, they all have one common denominator; to induce HORROR. Well, Sweden seems to have mastered an original take on the vampire lore and yes, this film has been marked to be "Americanized" very soon. "Let the Right One In" is a film adapted from the novel and written for …
review by . May 16, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Waiting For The Right One
 It would seem LTROI has managed to captivate quite a few moviegoers everywhere & has enthralled it's audiences which amazes me. I actually was quite stoked about the idea of a really cool vampire flick which seemed to do so well with both audiences or critics alike & was even hoping to catch it on the big scream last year. Boy, I was in for quite a shock. This one is basically a snoozer & it took me three consecutive attempts to watch it all the way through.      …
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2009
While this film goes way beyond a semi-final scene, that semi-final scene is one of the best ever captured in horror film-making.
review by . April 03, 2009
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN  (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)    CAPSULE: With marked similarities to CARRIE, this is a Swedish vampire film. Oskar, the most bullied boy in school, makes friends with a girl who appears to be his own age, but is somehow different. The somehow is that she is a vampire, living a life as isolated in her way as Oskar is in his. The two form a bond against a background of vampire-related killings. In spite of the fantasy motif this is a serious …
review by . April 17, 2009
From the country that brought you Ingmar Bergman, Ikea, and the Noble prize, Sweden, comes an amazing horror film. The Vikings would be proud of this film! This one will put you on the edge of your seat and then scare the begeezes out of you. At the most simple level it is the vampire story. The new twist, the vampire is around 12 years old and the story takes place in the land of very long winter nights, Sweden.    This is a fairly slow moving film with scare points put in at …
review by . April 06, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Oskar is a lonely and disturbed young man, living with an alternately distant and overprotective mother, whose loving but alcoholic father has left them. He is bullied at school, and Oskar imagines what it would be like to frighten his torturer as he has been frightened. Then he meets Eli, an apparently odd but pretty young woman who moves next door, who turns out to be something altogether different. The relationship that develops is both extremely touching and utterly disturbing. The film touches …
review by . March 22, 2009
Let the Right One In is highly original. For some reason I hadn't realized it was based on a book, but I shouldn't be surprised, some of the best movies were first books.    Let the Right One In is a creepy, quiet, and eerie movie and I thought it was pure genius. Though it moved at a slow pace my eyes were pretty much glued to the screen. There was a lot going on, bullying, blood sucking, murder, and loneliness and eventually friendship and love. It just worked.    I …
review by . January 13, 2009
"Let the Right one in" is a vampire movie that takes the idea of vampires seriously. Oskar is a 12-year old lonely boy; he is bullied in school, his parents are broken up and seems to have no friends. Oskar carries around a knife and he fantasizes of using it and taking revenge on his bullies. Then, he meets Eli, a girl that just moved to his apartment complex. Eli is special: she walks barefoot in the snow, doesn't wear a jacket and smells funny. She also has been 12 for a long time and only comes …
review by . January 02, 2009
Finally coming to the little "art house" movie theatre in our city (Albuquerque) was a little Swedish film I had assumed I would have to see on DVD someday: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Thank goodness I was able to get in during its five-day run...it's a real treat.    This is a horror movie that is also simply a romantic drama and sometimes a very dark comedy. It hews closely to "vampire conventions" yet turns them pretty neatly on their heads at the same time.    12 …
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