Saturday, October 2, 2010

Let Me In

"These violent delights have violent ends ..."

DAY 358:  I love a good scary movie ... but it has to be an INTELLIGENT, well-crafted scary film.  However, I'm definitely not a fan of "slasher movies" or "torture porn" films that are so rampant today.  When a friend suggested Let Me In, a new movie based on a highly-praised Swedish original (that I'll be watching later this weekend), I thought "oh boy, another vampire movie."  I am VERY grateful that I was wrong ... this was an astonishing film. 

This is a story of quiet, stark beauty, of loneliness and loss, of first love and coming-of-age.  Set against the cold emptiness of a white snowy background, it tells the story of a lonely, bullied boy who befriends and falls in love with a young girl who moves in next door.  Their touching story is punctuated by moments of intense horror and graphic violence as the boy realizes the true identity of his new love.  It's a REMARKABLE film, but definitely NOT for the faint of heart.

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