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12 December 2008 @ 09:55 am
Let the Right One In  
Saw a great vampire movie last weekend. No, not Twilight. It was a Swedish film called Let The Right One In. Based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, it's about an unpopular twelve-year old boy living in the suburbs around Stockholm and the friendship he forms with Eli. Eli appears to be a normal twelve-year old girl, a little odd perhaps, but Eli's hiding some terrible secrets. They're two good characters and their friendship makes for a great story that is both endearing and incredibly creepy.

It's a beautifully shot film, but the pacing--very Northern European, slow, cool, and sleepy--takes a little getting used to for American audiences. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone in the mood for an unusual vampire story.

 
 
Listening to: watching The Unit
 
 
 
captian_whamo on December 12th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
oh man, I was going to go see that. the pictures looks strangly terrifying and fantastic. I have to go see it now...
misterhumbug on December 13th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
I thought that movie was excellent. Beautifully shot. And that last scene at the pool has somehow stuck with me.