Easily one of my favorite horror films, this. And one of the great modern vampire stories.
Let’s round out October with a quiet, spooky little love story about tenderness in a brutal world. Let the Right One In is closer to being a Vampire Chronicles movie than Queen of the Damned ever was; the remake is a pile of stinkgarbage; the author comes off as intensely dudebro; and yes, we’re going to have a sit down and talk about The Gender Thing so that Vrai’s brains don’t melt out their ears.
CONTENT WARNING for discussion of pedophilia, bullying, violence toward children, animal death, gore, sexual assault, and mutilation.
6:00 The Premise
9:00 We All Liked Morbid Shit, Bro
12:00 A Note on Pronouns
17:00 The Worst Character (AKA “This Was Worse in the Book”)
22:30 A Nice Love Story
25:00 How Do Vampire Rules
30:00 The Eli’s Gender Talk
42:00 This is Just Armand and Daniel
47:00 “Reinventing the Genre” (with Dick Monsters)
52:00 The Subtitle Debacle