The anti-Twilight movie


Just saw a really cool vampire movie. No not the ennui-ridden Edward and Bella. I'm talkin' Oskar and Eli. What, you haven't heard?
Let the Right One In is a Swedish Vampire horror film that really gets under your skin.

My wife and I walked home after seeing this film and not only were there no people in our usually bustling Chicago neighborhood (post Turkey dinner) but the chilling atmosphere of this moody and twisted little film left me feeling really creeped out.

In a nutshell it's about a bullied twelve-year old boy who befriends the twelve year old girl next door. She's a cute little kid. And she's a vampire. They become buddies and, well, people get bitten. It has some truly terrifying scenes and actually some funny, campy ones. If you like intelligent horror as opposed to torture porn (Saw, Hostel). This is a must see if it is playing in your town.

6 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

Torture porn. Snort. Oh so true.

Tabitha said...

LOL!! I was going to say what Carrie said, but seems redundant. :)

The movie sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out (eventually - movies don't happen often with two small boys). :)

Prince Balthazar said...

I think I heard that term used first by Michael Philips from the Chicago Tribune.

It's sad that a lot of kids think those films are what a "scary" movie is supposed to be.

Michele Thornton said...

I love truly scary movies (not slasher flicks). One of my favorite ghost stories is The Others. I'll have to check this one out too.

Um, by the way, I did check out True Blood, the HBO series you mentioned. You are one sick puppy. But I'm on episode 2 now, so I guess I'm warped too.

Prince Balthazar said...

Ha, Michele. True Blood is twisted but at least it has some artistic merit to it.

The Others is one of my favorites, too. The Golden Age for supernatural thrillers for me was the 70s. Don't Look Now, The Exorcist, The Changeling, The Sentinel, Rosemary's Baby.

That caliber of horror/supernatural is now pretty much lost. That's why i liked the Others so much.

Pink Ink said...

That'd be so perfect, walking down a dark street after a movie like that...