DVD of the Day Presents: The 100 Greatest Movie Bad-Asses (#90-81)

#’s 100 – 91

DVD of the Day: Let The Right One In (2008)

Let The Right One In

I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time.

The Stats
The Director:  Tomas Alfredson
The Cast:  Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
The Release Date: 2008
The Runtime: 115 Minutes

The Plot

Oskar is a friendless little boy that is constantly bullied at school. One day he meets a strange little girl, and the two develop a sweet friendship. The twist: She’s a vampire.

The Lowdown

O.K. Let me just take the official Superfriends Universe stance right now: FUCK TWILIGHT! Ah. There. That feels so much better.

Seriously, though. Remember when vampires were awesome? They were bad ass monsters that you were glad weren’t real. They were bloody, they had fangs, they could rip your throat out and, most importantly, they did NOT glitter in the sunlight. They fucking exploded. The vampires found in the Blade, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dracula and Buffy… REAL VAMPIRES. Robert Pattinson? LAME ASS VAMPIRE.

Now. With that rant out of the way, I present to you today’s DVD of the Day. Let The Right One In is a Swedish vampire movie that goes back the basics. Vampires are dangerous, and bloody, and violent. Yeah, this is a story of a little girl and a little boy and their friendship. But it’s also a story of this little girl going out killing people and sucking their blood.

The story revolves around Oskar, who is essentially the little weird kid that was in everyone’s 4th grade class. This kid is constantly beat up and bullied. Nobody likes him. He meets Eli… who seems to like him back. The two form a cute little friendship, but in the mean time she’s getting her vampire on behind his back. And this movie pulls no punches. It is BLOODY as hell. Once Oskar figures out her secret, will he reject her or will their friendship last? I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say the climactic scene is satisfying for anyone in the audience who has ever been bullied.

You gotta watch this film soon, though, because Hollywood is so damn unoriginal that they remade this film with an American cast and is set to be released in theatres this fall. And as we all know, remakes are never as good as the originals.