Let the Right One In (2008) Review
Written by: AgingHorrorFan
This creepy, poignant film does for vampires what 28 Days Later did for zombies. In fact, horror fans need to leave the North American offerings behind these days and turn to Europe to find classics of the genre. And this is one of them!
This is a haunting, suspenseful coming-of-age tale, giving a tender, unique twist to the bloodsucking genre that dates back to the classic 1922 Nosferatu. Mixing gothic horror with young love and teen angst is nothing new, but no film has done it better. Let the Right One In is a reminder that the best fantasy stories excel because they give new perspective to real-life issues through the lens of the supernatural. This Swedish film uses vampirism to tackle adolescence in all its glorious agony.
The film is bloody and beautiful in equal measure. The final sequence in a pool is chilling and visually stunning all at once.
This is a horror film that is so good I almost don't want to describe it as such for fear of putting off some viewers who wouldn't dream of spending good money to see such a thing. But they should.