1/13/09

Instant Classic.




Last night, Miss Riss and I saw the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In at the Angelika. If I could watch it again right now, I would. On one hand, it is unlike any other vampire movie you have ever seen: tender, subtle, remarkable for its distressing quietude and stirring portrayals of adolescence. However, it also embodies the mythology of vampirism with more authenticity and heart than anything since Bela Lugosi and Klaus Kinski. Sunlight, flight, crypts, and hissing cats: all of these traditional elements of the vampire story are here and each one will set off an alarm in your mind or a tremble in your spine. Hollywood treatments of the subject range from glossy kids' candy (Twilight) to the ham-fisted, abrasive CGI barrage (the Underworld series). So Let the Right One In was a gust of fresh air and a genuine thrill. It uses vampirism as a metaphor, and yet the horrific climax will leave you reeling. Fuck, go see it immediately.

6 comments:

Scott said...

i need to see this thing.

Scott said...

It finally happened! Zombie Nazis!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNfbNHQh_iI&feature=related

Next we need a sequel with commie-zombie-nazis!

Dan Redding said...

What's next, will they also steal my idea for a movie about a cop who's half-man, half-butt?

sumter said...

believe it or not dannyboy, there's a show on adult swing called "assy mcgee." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assy_McGee

i smell lawsuit!

Dan Redding said...

Goddammit! I'll see you in court, Assy McGee. Or should I say I'll see you in HELL!?!

Scott said...

Wow, you really need to get a patent lawyer son.