The Blast Shield Down Film Review Society has reconvened for Season 2, and we’re jumping out of the gate with a Halloween-themed month of October* with the 2008 Nordic vampire flick, Let the Right One In. And, brother, this movie has it all: vampires, vaginal scars, subtle commentary on Swedish socialism in the 1980s, unpronounceable names, and a kid who can’t tread water without drinking half the pool.
Kåre Hedebrant stars as Oskar, a lonely kid who makes the acquaintance of Eli, the new girl next door played by Lina Leandersson, who doesn’t need a jacket or shoes to go outside in a Scandinavian winter. Unlike a certain other movie vampire, Eli doesn’t go to school to date insecure teens, but instead teaches Oskar how to fight back against Nordic Billy Zabka and his gang of Scut Farkuses.
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Coming Up: Shaun of the Dead!
*It was either this or baseball movies, and we promised ourselves that we weren’t going to cry at Field of Dreams again.