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Let the Right One In$
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Anne Billson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733506

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.001.0001

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The Other Swedish Vampire Movie

The Other Swedish Vampire Movie

What a Totally Uncool way to Die.

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(p.23) The Other Swedish Vampire Movie
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Let the Right One In
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Anne Billson

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733506.003.0004

This chapter compares Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In with Anders Banke's Frostbiten (2006), the only other non-porn Swedish vampire movie to date. It examines how Frostbiten takes a larkier, more scattershot approach to the horror genre. It also reviews how Frostbiten begins with snow falling and is followed with a prologue set in Ukraine in 1944, where five soldiers are attacked in the dark by a mysterious creature. The chapter describes Frostbiten as a sloppy but mostly lively horror comedy with its plotting, camerawork and framing that seems arbitrary, and numerous scenes serving no particular function other than half-hearted attempts to convey a bond between mother and daughter. It points out how the plot of Frostbiten turns on repeated instances of people willingly swallowing a drug without knowing what it is.

Keywords:   Let the Right One In, Tomas Alfredson, Frostbiten, horror genre, horror comedy

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