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‘I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time’.

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Cast: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar

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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