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Let the Right One In

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Let the Right One In

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
114 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/24/08
performer:
Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
director:
Tomas Alfredson
distributor:
Magnet
author:
John Ajvide Lindqvist
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C

According to the new school of cinematic dread — it kicked in over the last decade with J-horror films — a fright flick is eerier if it doesn’t make sense. If random arty blood thrills are your cup of fear, perhaps you’ll enjoy Let the Right One In, a Swedish head-scratcher that has a few creepy images but very little holding them together. A serial killer, who bleeds his victims in public places (Why? Who knows?), has a 12-year-old daughter who’s a vampire. Who befriends the blond boy next door. Who skulks through the movie in a blank-faced torpor that will have you screaming…for something coherent to happen. C