Let the Right One In is a Swedish romantic horror film that is one of my favorite vampire movies. Like a lot of  Swedish films, it’s moody and dark and perfect. Last year we had the opportunity to see it on Stage in Seattle performed by the National Theater of Scotland. The stage adaptation was amazingly true to the film.  (I’m including trailers to both at the end of the post for fun.)

The film is based on a novel and, apparently, departs from the book’s darker themes to focus on the relationship between Oskar and Eli. Oskar, a 12-year-old boy, and Eli, a centuries old vampire, become unlikely friends in a cold and bleak  suburb of Stockholm. While reviewing the details of this movie for this post, I learned that the book has much darker themes that aren’t touched upon in the movie.  Definitely worth a viewing!

(We saw this same production in Seattle, but the only trailer I could find was from the Texas production.)