Sunday, May 01, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 26 - My Favorite Foreign Language Film

2008's creepy, surreal Swedish vampire flick Let The Right One In definitely takes the top spot for this category. It follows the story of Oscar, a 12 year old victim of bullying and ostracism, who meets Eli, a seemingly 12 year old girl who moves in next door. But she is not what she appears, and as people begin mysteriously dying, they form a very strange friendship. I like vampire movies, and this one is wonderful in its non-American way of telling a very disturbing tale. There is some blood, but no in-your-face, look at the guts vulgarity. There are scares, but they're mostly the 'crawl into your mind and poke around inside there' variety. It's very understated, almost calming, which makes the horror that much more effective. The DVD comes with an English dub, but I recommend you play the original Swedish soundtrack and read the subtitles as the performances are excellent...and the English dub is not. As for the US remake, Let Me In...didn't see it. Don't want to. I've already seen this story told in the best way possible...and you should too.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

ohhhh man. Jacob made me watch. Heavy emphasis on MADE. While I can admit the obvious awesome that is this movie, I will never ever watch it again. Ever. Its creeping me out just thinking about it.....*shudder* I think I need to watch some cartoons....