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Hollywood is notorious for taking great foreign films and remaking them into absolute garbage. Most recently, Steve Carrell held together a washed up script in a very unfunny Dinner for Schmucks. When it comes to horror flicks, Hollywood’s bastardizing of classic films just cant be beat. Take a movie we will be watching the last night of Sunday […]
Nevermind the orange leaves outside your window. Here at Robot Panic it’s still the dog days of summer. And what better to close out the oft-delayed Summer Film Festival than with the widely acclaimed 2008 Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, just in time for SHOCKtober! (We’re all about synergy here). In today’s […]
I sold the idea of this movie to Hilden and Moe by saying, “Hey, you wanna go see a Swedish vampire flick?” Of course they said yes. But by the time we came out of the Riverview (best theater in town, by the way), we realized that Let the Right One In is more than merely a Swedish vampire flick, it’s a surprisingly deep and compelling story about a bullied kid named Oskar and the relationship he develops with the mysterious new girl in his apartment building. Most vampire movies tend to be blood-fests consisting of gory kills and dramatic plot points about the high cost of immortality. And while LTROI does contain those themes, the way in which they are presented, and the performances of the brilliant child actors brings this movie to the top of the genre.