October 24, 2015

The 31 Days of Horror #8: Let the Right One In (2008)

Title: Let the Right One In
Year: 2008.
Sub-Genre: Vampire, Coming of Age.

There aren't a lot of coming of age movies out there that involve vampire children, so I suppose that means that Let the Right One In is in a class all of its own.

This Swedish gem is essentially a love story between a young boy and a "much older than she looks" vampire girl, and as rough as first love can be for the average person, I have to imagine the whole "insatiable thirst for blood" thing makes it a whole lot more complicated. And bloody. A lot more bloody.

All light-hearted commentary aside, this is one gorgeous movie that does an excellent job of blending Horror and sweet sentiment together, resulting in the kind of vampire movie that we need to see a lot more of. You know, the kind with a good story; likable, believable characters; and that don't involve sparkling or overly-dramatic teenage angst. 

This is definitely a better love story than Twilight.



See you tomorrow with #7!

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