Courtney made me aware of this movie called ‘Let the Right One In’ from our IKEA producing friends the Swedes (hence the palest of pale blonde boy) and I am once again siked to be alive, and totally bummed I haven’t yet gotten to visit the country that produced my favorite designer knock off furniture, some awesome friends, and THIS. It looks amazing. Since I’ve seen Twilight twice already it will fill the vampire shaped hole in my heart that yearns for more immortal blood sucking action. Or any at all since Twilight was decidedly PG. Grrr, argh. It also seems to have the same vibe 30 Days of Night had, but with the potential to be way better.
I’m not so shallow as to NEED Robert Pattinson or Josh Hartnett or Brad Pitt in a vampire flick to make it worth watching, although it does help. Maybe they’ll be some hot older vampires to supplement the childhood sweethearts, just, you know, because. I guess if they’re all Swedes they’re bound to be hot anyway.
Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. Coinciding with Eli’s arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. One man is found tied to a tree, another frozen in the lake, a woman bitten in the neck. Blood seems to be the common denominator and for an introverted boy like Oskar, who is fascinated by gruesome stories, it doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Oskar becomes increasingly aware of the tragic, inhuman dimension of Eli’s plight, but cannot bring himself to forsake her. Frozen forever in a twelve-year-old’s body, with all the burgeoning feelings and confused emotions of a young adolescent, Eli knows that she can only continue to live if she keeps on moving. But when Oskar faces his darkest hour, Eli returns to defend him the only way she can…