Monday, December 1, 2008

Let the Right One In

If you're like me and you've read all the Twilight books because it seemed like you had to since YA's your thing and all and you have to be in the know, and you started out thinking they were more or less ok—frivolous but page-turny and all in good fun—but then you got offended at the effed-up, borderline-abusive relationships in book three and were disgusted by book four and you can't quite believe how many thousands of pages of reading time you spent on them and by now you wish you never had to think about them again but you can't escape all the movie hype, and wish there were an alternative—like a real vampire film you could go to instead?

Just go see this. Now now now. It's still got kids involved in intense relationships, but it also has some seriously beautiful blood. Plus hunger and shame and terrible choices. The scene in the swimming pool alone is worth the price of the ticket.

Multi-award-winning writer Justine Larbalestier likes it too: "Let the Right One In is a Swedish vampire movie set in the early 1980s. It’s also one of the best genre movies I’ve seen in years—scrap that—it’s one of the best movies—no modifier needed—that I’ve seen in years. You all need to go see it. Not least because every time I think there’s nothing new that can be done with vampires, someone does something new and fabulous."

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