Friday, December 19, 2008

Finding humanity "Let the Right One In" offers great vampire horror, while drawing sympathy for the characters.

I enjoyed this article and I enjoyed the film, " Let the Right One In "
It's still playing in Dallas - you might want to check it out also in the Moyer's interview posted earlier the interviewer asks him if he's seen it

Somewhere between the emo soap opera of "Twilight" and the deep-fried whimsy of "True Blood" you'll find the sweet but brutal world of the Swedish vampire drama, "Let the Right One In."

Director Tomas Alfredson and screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist (who adapted his own novel) have created one of the most absorbing horror films in recent memory. Somber and frequently gory, it covers all the ground you'd expect from a vampire tale, but its real brilliance is the way it maintains its focus on the humanity of the characters no matter how horrific the action involving them.

In a drab apartment complex in early '80s Sweden, we meet 12-year-old Oskar (Kare Hedebrant), a sweet-faced spindly boy who lives with his divorced mother. Friendless, unhappy and the target of constant bullying at school, Oskar keeps a secret scrapbook of newspaper clippings about horrible crimes and slips outside at night to fantasize about killing his tormentors with a hunting knife. It isn't hard to imagine Oskar making a few headlines himself in the future, accompanied by quotes from the neighbors about what a quiet boy he was.

Read on

I also posted about it here :


Keyse said...

Its a great movie! It really touches upon friendship and a bloody vampire way :)