The Red Band Trailer for LET THE RIGHT ONE IN adequately conveys the creepy awesome this film has!
Hey folks, Harry here... At FANTASTIC FEST, the single best Horror film I've seen in years played. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Sadly, it is being remade in the United States, and nothing could be further from what I want to see remade. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is the best M NIGHT film he could ever hope to make. It's earnest, yet sweet. Scary, yet warm. The atmosphere is frigid and the performances breathtaking. I literally have no prayer for the remake of this movie, as everything that makes it work is counter to American horror today. Below you'll see the Red Band Trailer, which Rotten Tomatoes has put up for our embedding happiness. The good news is that MAGNET films will be releasing this film across the country. You'll have a chance to see this masterpiece and understand for yourself - just what a blessed miracle it is that this film exists. This is truly one of the very best Vampire films ever made. And it does it without re-inventing the vampire, but just doing it right. Plays by the rules. Did you ever wonder what would happen if a Vampire entered your house without an invitation. Was it some archaic set of good manners? Just wait. This film is masterful.
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Oct. 17, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST
But I have seen the trailer, and it looks spellbinding. Atmospheric, creepy, beautiful, haunting, creepy and lucious. I am sooo looking forward to cathing this one. Will avoid the remake.
Oct. 17, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST
Really? And WTH is Quint's HMAD?
Oct. 17, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST
by Horace Cox
I can tell just from the trailer that The Suits in Hollywood will fuck this thing up and rob it every nuance that won over audiences in the first place.
Oct. 17, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST
One of my very favorite from Fantastic Fest this year. My hat's off to Magnet for giving this a theatrical release here in the States, because it deserves it. This is a really special film, and I highly recommend everyone see it. (I will happily pay to see it again, and can't wait to bring my friends who missed it during FF and are kicking themselves.)
Oct. 17, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST
That was one of the coolest surprises on this site for months - looove it - can't wait to see it.
Oct. 17, 2008, 2:23 a.m. CST
Let's see shall we?
Oct. 17, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST
by World dictator
The other trailer seems to capture the movie's emotional core better than this one. This trailer is just random flashing scenes.
Oct. 17, 2008, 3:06 a.m. CST
where the lead character has a Macbook Pro, high speed digital cable, and still has to wait for fucking shitty tiny videos to load from shitty websites because they can't figure out how to embed a goddamn normal quicktime file.<p>Spike Jonze to direct.
Oct. 17, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST
Being a Swede I can judge the performances somewhat differently, since I understand what the hell they are saying. The lines spoken in this trailer are slightly stilted and seems a bit theatrical(typical of Swedish film that mixes theatre actors with amateurs, and yes acting in film is different in many ways from theatre acting). It's opening in Sweden in a little while so it will be interesting to see how it is received here. Genre films are considered low brow by any standard here (and rightfully so), perhaps this will change that. The director's brother is talented anyway, in making "proper" films.
Oct. 17, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST
There I posted on topic. Now I know a test screening happened of The Watchmen here in Portland in front of an audience for the first time. I also know from being a Portlandian that it was the worst kept secret in history and a fucking mob showed up. Due to the fact I had to work you're not getting a review out of me, but SOMEONE in this awesome fucked up little city HAD to have been there who had the same idea I did. WHERE ARE THE REVIEWS?
Oct. 17, 2008, 5:20 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
In which a beautiful young European movie is raped and butchered by American hacks?
Oct. 17, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST
Who would have known that Emil from Lönneberga (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mAOMf_K9cg) would grow up to befriend a Vampire. Can't wait to see this!
Oct. 17, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST
"The letting of the Right One In'inging"
Oct. 17, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST
by Karl Childers
Nothing cool ever makes it out in my neck of the woods.
Oct. 17, 2008, 8:29 a.m. CST
by Speed Fricassee
Masterpiece. As I was watching it, it seemed as though it was made just for me.
Oct. 17, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST
Looks creepy cool!
Oct. 17, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
Oct. 17, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST
Oct. 17, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Deuce Hexx
...but the movie really isn't all that good. It's worth checking out for its atmosphere and cinematography, but don't expect any story or emotion or believable characters. I liked the girl's "father", but not nearly enough is done with him. I really don't understand why this site loves the film so much.
Oct. 17, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST
This film needs to be shown here in Orlando Fl NOW!!!
Oct. 17, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST
it's really fucking good. The good guys are flawed, the bad guys are made to be sympathetic while still being bad... I'm not even a big time reader, but I am drinking up this book like I can't believe. I can't wait til it plays in Chicago, although I'm worried a lot will be lost from the book, because every single character has a story that is told in their thoughts. even the most minor ones that would be played by glorified extras in the film.
Oct. 17, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST
drop the info, those in the know
Oct. 17, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST
I don't know if the original film will have all of the elements from the book, but there's no way an american version will allow the pedophilia and preteen nudity to be in their version. You know how Hollywood is. They'll probably want to make it PG-13
Oct. 17, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST
do a search on google and you should be able to find out if the movie will be playing in a theater near you. I don't think they have a DVD release date yet.
Oct. 17, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST
Oct. 17, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST
by Karl Childers
Oct. 17, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST
by Yeah I Wrote That
It opens at the Angelika Film Center on 10/24. Can't fucking wait.
Oct. 17, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . this weekend at the Drexel Theater's Horror marathon. They're referring to it as the "Midwest Premiere."
Oct. 17, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST
But for the love of God, can you quit hyping it so much!
Oct. 17, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST
by Stuntcock Mike
Oct. 18, 2008, 2 a.m. CST
It's not a big action movie. In fact, it's more restrained than the book. It's really good though. In Hollywood terms... It's Devil's Backbone meets My Girl.
Looks awesome. Not usually a fan of subtitled movies (I know - I'm a damn philistine) but will make the effort to see this. I do think that M Night is probably the only film-maker in Hollywood that has a chance to make this decently. Hope he gets the chance and not some hack....
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