Let the Right One In (2008)
Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.
- I've overused the Twilight jokes, but actually a relatively 'cute' love story in here.
- Haven't really seen anything with a 12 year old vampire since that one part in Interview with a Vampire.
- Attention to detail - how many movies have you seen take place in winter/cold settings that take the time to make sure a little kid has frozen snot on his upper lip?
- Anti-bully message.
- "How a serial killer is born" message.
- Cats act to vampires kind of like they act to me.
- Actually relatively morally sound, which is kind of odd considering vampire needing to feed on people and whatnot. Thinkers should be pleased.
- Feels far closer to a love story than an actual horror movie - pacing included.
- By far, the largest scary moments of the movie are the ones caused by thought provocation - which isn't necessarily bad, unless you were hoping for instant gratification of scares.
- Little-vampire crotch shot. Brief, minor, but I know for a fact someone out there would get upset by this - because "someone" (implying people) get upset by everything.
If you're in the mood for a date-night style horror flick, why not check out this cute little tale of strange love? I mean, it's cute and harmless for the most part - except when the vampire's doing what vampires do, or that one guy is out siphoning blood from people like a gas attendant, or the bullies terrorizing the main kid. Really though, it brings up some pretty decent moral dilemmas and can be rather thought provoking - or it could be a "scarier" romance movie with people needing to be eaten now and then. If you like vampire movies, it should fit fine into your collection. Not for the types who want instant-scares or mass amounts of eye-candy action scenes, for sure.