Believe it or not, I didn't see the movie LET THE RIGHT ONE IN until a few weeks ago. I've heard the hype and read the ravings reviews for the movie. So when I saw it on sale for $4 at a Hollywood Video store, I snatched it up. I had high hopes for this Swedish flick that critics have praised.
I didn't like it. I admit I don't watch a lot of horror. I don't like the gratuitous limb-tearing, blood-splashing, gore flicks at all. But quiet horror sometimes appeals. The Others comes to mind as a well-written horror movie. I guess I just didn't get this one. Oskar as the bullied, tormented schoolkid, worked for me, and his hooking up with the mysterious next door neighbor girl/woman did as well. The girl who played the vampire really captured the stunted and frustrated wisdom of an older woman stuck in a young child's body. But I couldn't decide if she was grooming him to take the place of the old man who was feeding her (and why did she need him?) or what. And I was even laughing (cats attacking the blond chick; hilarious!) and then yawning, and then finally in the last minute there was some real action in the swimming pool. Sigh...
So tell me what I was missing? Why did this one get all the rave reviews? And what do you think about the remake that will star Kick-Ass ingenue Chloe Moretz? I love the choice for the vampchild/woman, but not sure this one even needed to be revisited on the big screen again.
I'll give away this copy of the movie (it is used; very good condition) to one commenter!