Let The Right One In

"A spectacularly moving and elegant movie, and to dismiss it into genre-hood, to mentally stuff it into the horror pigeonhole, is to overlook a remarkable film."
- John Anderson, Washington Post
"Let the Right One In is one of the essential horror films of the decade. It's also one of the most enthralling romances and one of the best films about children."
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Tribune
"The exceptional Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In warms your heart as it chills your blood, and that's the most disturbing thing about it."
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A vampire movie like no other."
- David Ansen, Newsweek

Synopsis

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. 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.
Original Languages: Swedish with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 114 min.
Year: 2008

CREDITS

CAST
Kåre Hedebrant (Oskar)
Lina Leandersson (Eli)
DIRECTED BY
Tomas Alfredson

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Lina Leandersson as Eli. Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Kare Hedebrant as Oskar. Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Let the Right One In. Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Kare Hedebrant as Oskar. Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Lina Leandersson as Eli (top) and Kare Hedebrant as Oskar (bottom). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Kare Hedebrant as Oskar (bottom). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Kare Hedebrant as Oskar (bottom). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Let the Right One In. Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Tomas Alfredson. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.