What does it mean to be a child whose lonely, angry, and callous in a world that’s left you nothing but the cold, bitter snow of winter?
More appropriately considered a childhood drama with vampires in it, Let the Right One In has won over 40 awards during its festival run. Haunting, patient, a master craft of depressive thrillers, you’ll want nothing more than to bundle up with a hot chocolate when watching this film. But even then, you may still feel a chill run down your spine as Tomas Alfredson carries you through the dark and dismal world of his critically acclaimed adaption.
Let the Right One In is Rated R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language. It features Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Peter Carlberg, and Karin Bergquist. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.
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Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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