‘I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time’.
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Plot: Oskar, a quiet and lonely 12-year-old boy, meets and befriends his mysterious new neighbor Eli, who isn’t all she appears to be – she’s actually a vampire! Oh, and a boy!
Horror films don’t have to just make you jump or hide your face behind a cushion. Take Tomas Alfredson’s seminal 2008 Swedish film, which is more a deeply disturbed When Harry Met Sally than it is 30 Days Of Night. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have moments of pure gore or nerve-shredding horror, but ultimately, it’s a love story first and foremost, albeit one cleverly disguised as a sweet coming-of-age romance movie.
Focusing on Oskar, a young boy who secretly wishes revenge upon the school bullies, Alfredson constructs a chilling »
- Matt Dennis
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