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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.

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

Anne Billson

Liverpool University Press

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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