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Great Vampire Flick – LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is the culmination of all things vampire.

Much has been made about this 2008 Swedish vampire film, directed by Tomas Alfredson from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s screenplay based on his novel, and rightly so – simply put it’s an amazing movie, paced hypnotically and chock-full of dreamlike imagery, which successfully captures the essence of what is strange and compelling about the vampire mythology. While many have said that you should begin with the book, I just want to make sure that whatever you do, you do NOT begin with the upcoming remake, “Let Me In,” currently in post-production and slated for release in early October. Given Hollywood’s track record of butchering Scandinavian thrillers (The Vanishing, Nightwatch – even the much ballyhooed Insomnia was far inferior to the original) you must make sure that when you do see the American remake (which in all probability will suck) it’s only AFTER watching this masterpiece – or else you’ll be cheating yourself out of an incredible experience.

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