“I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time.”
Oskar, a withdrawn and bullied boy finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
Let The Right One In presents a chilling vision of what happens to the young people that society fails to nurture. Among these fragile, overlooked and alienated, two outsiders finally discover each other and change each others lives. Theirs is a love that’s both tender and delicate, but also laced with unbridled savagery. It’s rare enough for a horror film to be good; even rarer are those that function as genuine works of art. Let The Right One In is one of those films. Cocooned within the eerie softness of the Swedish snowfall is an austerely beautiful creation that reveals itself slowly, like the best works of art do. The minimalist story allows Swedish director Tomas Alfredson to focus on these two pre-teen characters with a penetrating insight that not only makes it a original horror film but a poignant coming-of-age film as well. Alfredson dares to mix this pleasure and pain in a way that is both shocking and incredibly poised. At its core though, the film is, simply, a human story, a pensive meditation on the transcendent possibilities of human connection.