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Let the Right One In 2008

  • Tomas Alfredson
  • October 24, 2008
  • 115 mins
  • Swedish
  • Drama, Horror
Eli is 12 years old. She’s been 12 for over 200 years and she just moved in next door.
Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.


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I felt it dragged towards the end, but it's a wonderfully unique story, shot beautifully.

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This is not a horror film. Instead it is a story of love. And oh boy, what a story. One of the best love films ever made.

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I thought this was going to be an exceptionally good horror flick and was very surprised and disappointed when it turned out to be a mediocre drama with some gory and brutal sequences.

To summarize the plot: when the 12-year old vampire girl Eli moves with a much older man (her father?) to a small town near Stockholm people start to disappear or are being found dead! A boy from the neighborhood, Oskar, who always gets beaten up by bullies at school, falls in love with Eli and nearly pays with his life for that and Eli leaves town. When some of the bullies nearly kill Oskar, Eli helps him by killing the bullies and the two of them leave town together.

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