Friday, 30 October 2009

Let the right one in

On the eve of Halloween, my thoughts turn to horror films, especially zombie or vampire ones. There is no finer vampire film than 'Let the right one in', a Swedish film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the book (and screenplay) by John Ajvide Lindqvist.

The story is about Oskar, a quiet boy who is bullied at school and Eli, his new neighbour who happens to be a vampire.

It is one of the most beautifully realised adaptations where the essence of the book is transferred to the big screen. I recall reading a quote from the director where he said how it was important to capture the feeling of snow falling, even though it doesn't really make a sound. Don't miss it.

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