Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In/Låt den rätte komma in (Sweden, 2008, 115 mins.): Let the Right One In [Låt den rätte komma in] Hailed as the “Best vampire movie.  Ever” by the Washington Examiner, this Swedish vampire tale adds a whole new level to the long-established genre of the cinematic vampire.  Set in the working-class town of Blackberg, Sweden, the story revolves around Oskar, a lonely 12-year-old boy who is continually picked on at school by the class bullies.  His downcast life takes a sudden turn when he meets the mysterious Eli, a young girl who has recently moved into the same apartment building as Oskar.  As members of the community begin to die and disappear for unknown reasons, Oskar and Eli’s friendship grows into something darker than next-door neighbors.  With a hauntingly melancholic musical score and a subtle originality that is so rare in horror films today, this movie takes viewers beyond the clichéd vampire tale into a story about the darker years of growing up.  Winning over 50 awards in film, Let the Right One In, whose title ties into traditional vampire legends, invites the viewer into a film that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

Synopsis by Jerrod Griebel