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Let the Right One In

Anne Billson

Abstract

These days it takes a very special vampire movie to stand out. Like Twilight, the Swedish film Let the Right One In is a love story between a human and a vampire but there the resemblance ends. Let the Right One In is not a romantic fantasy but combines the supernatural with social realism. Set on a housing estate in the suburbs of Stockholm in the early 1980s, it's the story of Oskar, a lonely, bullied child, who makes friends with Eli, the girl in the next apartment. 'Oskar, I'm not a girl,' she tells him and she's not kidding. They forge a relationship which is oddly innocent yet disturbing ... More

Keywords: vampire, love story, Swedish film, serial killer, vampire cinema, social realism, vampire mythology, Let the Right One In

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781906733506
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Billson, author