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
Genre: Horror; Starring: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar; Director: Tomas Alfredson; Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist; Release Date Limited: 10/24/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 114; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnet
Posted October 24 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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