Thursday, 16 April 2009
Lat den ratte komma in (2008)
Repackaged as Let the Right One In for its belated UK release, Lat den ratte komma in is the most intoxicating blend of childhood sensitivity and gutsy fantasy since Pan's Labyrinth. By turns a convincing portrait of pre-teen terrors (bullying, divorce, first love) and a gory vampire thriller, it's utterly engaging and shockingly effective, with stand-out performances from the two leads (Lina Leandersson is stunning as the sometimes sweet, occasionally feral Eli). By a wide margin, the best horror film I've seen this year.