Thursday, October 08, 2009
31 Days of Halloween - Day 8 - Movie
The gem, so far, in this season's viewing is "Let The Right One In" (2008). I've been wanting to watch it for what seems ages, but decided to hold off for this year's countdown. This is an absolutely beautiful movie and I can't recommend it enough.
Oskar (Kare Hedebrant), a bullied 12-year old boy finds salvation, and friendship in the seemingly 12-year old girl, Eli (Lina Leanersson) who moves in next door. Part pre-pubescent coming of age tale, as Oskar develops a heavy crush on Eli with whom he can never have a romantic relationship, and part horror movie as vampire, Eli does what she needs to to exist. Interestingly, the movie really is more of the former, than the latter. While there is plenty of blood, and Eli's interaction with others ends with horrible results for the others, I never looked at Eli as a monster, though she clearly is one. This is an interesting relationship story with a lot of depth to it, and both young leads are excellent.