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Let the Right One In (2008) According to the new school of cinematic dread — it kicked in over the last decade with J-horror films — a fright flick is eerier… 2008-10-24 R PT114M Horror Kare Hedebrant Lina Leandersson Per Ragnar Magnet
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Let the Right One In (2008)

MPAA Rating: R

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TWILIGHT IN TRAINING This Swedish horror film will have you more confused than frightened.
TWILIGHT IN TRAINING This Swedish horror film will have you more confused than frightened.
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Oct 24, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 114 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Kare Hedebrant; Distributor: Magnet

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

Originally posted Oct 22, 2008 Published in issue #1018 Oct 31, 2008 Order article reprints