A Vampire In Love With A Mortal Movie Better Than Twilight

Let-The-Right-One-In.jpgI still do not understand all the hype and hoopla over this whole “Twilight” phenomena. I had just even heard about the stupid book when Comic Con came around where hordes of Twilight fans basically ran rough shot over the whole convention. I’ll admit that I’ve never read the book… but come one… it’s a story about a vampire, who’s actually good deep down, that has a romance with a mortal. OOooooo… haven’t seen this a hundred times before! What’s the big deal?!?!

Anyway, I was reading through some of my favorite writers today and I came across a little piece by my friend Scott Weinberg over at Cinematical about a Swedish film that sounds very much like Twilight that he said was just amazing. The film is called “Let The Right One In”. Here’s what he had to say:

if you’re someone who’s in the market for a film based on an award-winning book about a dark-yet-poignant romance between two young people — one of whom happens to be a vampire — then I have a movie that’s NOT called Twilight that I want you to check out. You’ll have to (gasp) brave some subtitles to earn your rewards, but Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In is one fantastic film. Either you know that already, you’ve heard it already, or you’ll find out in a few months time: It’s awesome. As much as I hate to contribute to “overhype,” some films just deserve the praise. Like this one.

Once again, my first reaction would be “So what… we’ve seen this a hundred times before”, but if Scott says it’s that good, then I’m curious to see it. My only question now is, is Twilight a rip off of Let the Right One In? Hmmm… I’ll have to check the publishing dates.

The film is getting a limited release in the following cities:

October 24
New York, NY: Anjelika Film Center
Los Angeles, CA: Laemmle Sunset 5

November 7
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema

November 14
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Chicago, IL: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema
Baltimore, MD: Charles Theatre
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Nashville, TN: Belcourt Theatre
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre

November 21
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Providence, RI: Avon Cinema

November 28
Santa Fe, NM: The Screen

December 12
Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema

Look for me at the October 24th screening in Los Angeles. I’m definitely going to be there. For the heck of it, here’s the trailer:

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