UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: “Let The Right One In”


Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no one day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your Halloween festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!

DAY 6: Let The Right One In (2008)

Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s 2004 novel of the same name, Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In) is a Swedish horror film released in 2008 from director Tomas Alfredson. The story follows Oskar, a bullied 12 year old boy that forms an unlikely friendship with a girl named Eli, a vampire. This atmospheric thriller takes many twists and turns as the two characters’ bond forms tighter resulting in not only an original take on the friendship flick but one of the most impressive horror-genre films of the past decade with its gorgeous cinematography, perfectly chosen cast and darkly compelling story. Let The Right One In currently has a well-deserved rating of 98% on the popular review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

I was admittedly skeptical to watch Let The Right One In when it was first released as I typically avoid most vampire related films at all cost; however, my roommate pestered me to give it a chance, claiming that it was one of the best films he had seen in a long time. I finally caved just to end his annoying persistence, but after watching Let The Right One In, I never again doubted his suggestions or hesitated to watch one. This is another one of those rare films that I attempt to make sure everyone I know has experienced. It is far superior to its American remake, Let Me In, which most people don’t seem to know isn’t an original film. Let Me In isn’t necessarily a bad film either and I can certainly see why people would enjoy it. I would have thought it was amazing too had I not seen Låt den rätte komma in prior to its release. Watch the trailer for Let The Right One In below and see what I mean for yourself.

I can assure you that it wouldn’t be a bad decision to buy this without even watching it first, as you could probably determine for yourself after watching that trailer. If you want to add this Swedish gem to your collection, pick up a DVD and or Blu-ray copy through Amazon or at the very least, stream it on Netflix!

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