Let the Right One In (2008) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

A new episode of our video series Best Foreign Horror Movies has arrived online, released under the Revisited banner, and in this one we’re taking a look back at one of my all-time favorites and my personal choice for the Best Picture of 2008, the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, a.k.a. Låt den rätte komma in! Check it out in the embed above.

Based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay, Let the Right One In was directed by Tomas Alfredson and tells the following story:

When Oskar, a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli, they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. Eventually, Eli shares her dark, macabre secret with Oskar, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders.

The film stars Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, and Per Ragnar.

The Best Foreign Horror Movies series is

dedicated to highlighting horror films from outside North American that carry lots of punch, bite, scares or/and stabs! Hop on and enjoy the horror ride around the world.

The Let the Right One In episode of the show was Written and Narrated by Andrew Hatfield, Edited by Gonzalo Lopez, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

Are you a fan of Let the Right One In? Let us know your thoughts on this movie by leaving a comment below.

The previous episodes of Best Foreign Horror Movies covered Dario Argento’s Deep Red, Lucio Fulci’s Zombie, Hideo Nakata’s Ringu, and Dario Argento’s Sleepless. A few of those episodes can be seen below. To see more, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe to the channel while you’re there!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.