Oskar is a shy, lonely adolescent boy, who is bullied at school.
He begins a tentative friendship with Eli, an isolated girl who has just moved into his estate. He has to decide how far to let her into his life.
This becomes a literal choice as it becomes clear she is a vampire and so can only enter a building when invited.
This Swedish horror film avoids all the clichés of the genre. It lingers and becomes more unsettling on a second viewing.
In a wintry early 1980s, relationships are rarely what they first appear.
Let the Right One In
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
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