It impresses me whenever the lead actors of a movie give emotionally interesting performances, but for actors as young as the lead pair in Let the Right One In to provide such phenomenal acting is endlessly commendable.
The "romance" between Eli and Oskar is a death pact far outside anything society would find acceptable, and we must wait in suspense to see if Eli will turn on her newfound friend. The twin archetypes of gothic horror were created by British authors at the beginning and end of the 19th century: The film is his creative process", he said.
Let the Right One In is tense and weird and wonderful. But I called John Ajvide Lindqvist and it turned out we had the same idea of what kind of film we should make. At first Eli claims that under no circumstances can she and Oskar be friends, though her initially steely resolve seems to weaken significantly after a few more encounters in the courtyard and a revelation by Oskar that the picked-upon boy has never felt comfortable sharing with his emotionally distant parents.
A strange, shabby chorus provides a counterweight to the grotesque horror, and later becomes a part of it. Alfredson shows how the burden of the undead is like the burden of childhood when the child realises how inadequate the parent is: These rather depressing living circumstances take center stage when the story delineates the fate of one of Eli's victims, who isn't killed outright.
Well, lay your worries to rest. Oskar is used to being picked on and put down, so when a girl starts paying attention to him he quickly falls for her.
The two fall passionately in love. This is no mere coincidence. Alfredson felt that the film could not deal with such a serious theme as pedophilia in a satisfying manner, and that this element would detract from the story of the children and their relationship.
Oskar is understandably traumatized by all this and shows it by simply becoming more withdrawn. But she evades questions about her parents and refuses to say if she'll be able to see him again.
One resident is a loner who lives with a houseful of cats. Oskar plays by himself in the freezing. One story is social, the other psychological, the first expressing fears of a menacing future where science takes over from God in creating life, the second playing on fears of a superstitious past reaching into the present to destroy life through contamination and the exercise of ancient taboos.
But a couple of discerning genre filmmakers I know -- who almost never recommend pictures to me -- pointed directly to Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In and said it was the best thing they'd seen in ages.
Shortly to be published is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an American novel by Seth Grahame-Smith about hordes of flesh-eating monsters invading the calm world of Jane Austen. Savant has long since stopped keeping up with the glut of gore-driven theatrical horror fare, and the legion of made for video horror product.
Both the town's permanent residents and the visiting vampires lead lives of quiet desperation and Alfredson and Lindqvist maintain a subtle balance between the two narrative strands.
She must kill humans in order to survive, draining the blood from their bodies.
The film's title refers to a piece of undead lore with which I was previously unacquainted. When he refuses ritually to invite her over the threshold into his mother's flat, her emotional pain expresses itself horribly in bleeding from her eyes, ears and pores: One snowy night, when he sees a taxi pull up outside his apartment building bringing new tenants for the vacant property next door - an older man and younger girl - he may be wondering if these new people will bring some excitement into his life.
The sight of it dripping down Eli's forehead is very, very disturbing. This is one such: When the latest outbreak occurs in the frozen north, there are two clever conceits.
Also in the news are some puzzling murders in the Stockholm suburbs. We needed that incongruity. The sequence of grotesque events is so outrageous that it is almost, but not quite, funny. Icons of Fright reported that the American release had been criticized for using new, oversimplified English subtitles instead of the original theatrical subtitles.
The American discs feature both the original Swedish dialogue and an English dubbed version, while the European versions feature only the Swedish, and an audio-descriptive track in English.
It's love at first hemorrhage. Again, very satisfyingly bizarre scenes.
It might be billed as a horror film, and there might be details in it that are horrific, but Let the Right One In is at base a brooding drama that takes place in a horrific world. He could obviously never do that.
What we get, instead, is a thoughtfully plotted adult fable that builds quiet momentum while winding toward a true stunner of a climax that will literally leave you breathless.
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The film's progressively uninvolving atmosphere prevents the viewer from working up any real interest in Smiley's endeavors on an increasingly demonstrable basis, which inevitably ensures that the movie's final half hour is simply unable to pack the visceral gut-punch that Alfredson has clearly intended.
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