I keep waiting for a good horror movie but they’re really rare. One that I’ve liked in the past was Let the Right One In, haven’t seen the American remake just yet.

Mama is by who’s not really done much before so I suppose this is a good start.

But despite a few good scares, some good acting and occasionally good effects, towards the end the story just doesn’t hold together and slowly drags to a surprisingly weak end. The girls do well though.

Come in, come in, whoever you are…

Let The Right One In

This must be somewhere very high in my top ten of this year, and maybe some previous years as well. Maybe not that scary, but very compelling Swedish horror film. Makes me want to read the book. And it does raise quite a few questions, so I’ve already ploughed through imdb faq section for this film. Very interesting. Set in 1982 Sweden, the art direction on this one is simply amazing. It’s a very Scandinavian film I think. There is something peculiar about how films are made in countries like Sweden and Denmark. As well as in Finland, and it’s not always a bad thing.

Very good cast, quite unusual looking faces really, but at the same time very particular looking and perfectly fitting in. Well acted as well and on the whole visual and beautiful. Kåre Hedebrant, and Lina Leandersson bring the whole story to life, and while the pace of the film is mostly quite slow, their character’s keep the story moving and interesting throughout.

Original title Låt den rätte komma in, directed by Tomas Alfredson is a good example that a film doesn’t have to be in English or French to end up released internationally, and not just on DVD either. But it is a rare treat. Tomas Alfredson is perhaps more experienced director for TV, but Let The Right One In is a film that deserves to be seen on the big screen really.

The film has lots of brilliant, and unexpected moments, some very tragicomic, some of them plain funny, some of them the like I haven’t seen since Evil Dead 2. But then again, Sam Raimi is quite a character too. Funny enough, The other film I was considering to watch was Drag Me To Hell, which just so happens to be Sam Raimi’s latest. I’ll try to see that one next week and find out if it’s any good. Quite a few horror films lately. From what I’ve heard, Tormented isn’t much of a horror film, but if I haven’t seen it, maybe I should just keep quiet. I’m just saying I won’t be seeing that any time soon. I did like the trailer though, and did want to see it to begin with. I think I’ll rather watch Evil Dead 2 again. Drag Me to Hell or Tormented  – which one would you choose? Just Let The Right One In. And watch out for other films by Tomas Alfredson, Kåre Hedebrant, and Lina Leandersson.