First there was a best-selling novel, which became a wildly popular film in its native Sweden. Then an English-language adaptation, a Swedish-language play, following by an English-language play performing first in Edinburgh then London then New York. Now Let The Right One In is slated to join the line-up of A&E. Teen Wolf writers Jeff…Continue readingLTROI series for A&E
It began with a novel ten years ago. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Obviously a Jim Morrisey fan. The novel became a bestseller, was marketed abroad under the English title Let Me In. Set in the Swedish suburb of Blackeberg, it tells of a very unusual friendship between two extremely lonely…Continue readingLet The Right One In Coming to NYC
Most fans of the blood-drinking undead agree John Ajvide Lindqvist created a modern classic with his novel Let The Right One In. His eerie, troubling and somehow sweet story of a lonely bullied child who finds friendship, maybe even love, with a vampire who moves next door became a best-seller. Lindqvist himself wrote the screenplay…Continue readingLet The Right One In Redux!
Vampires and Oscar Wilde seem like they should go together when you think on it. Not something I really had thought about very much. True, Wilde woo’d in his youth the icily beautiful young woman who eventually married Bram Stoker. One cannot also but think Wilde and Lestat might have gotten along fabulously. If vampires…Continue readingOscar Wilde’s Vampire Play
Earlier I traced the history of vampire metaphor from “The Vampyre” by John Polidori–which more or less created the trope of an undead nightmare stranger–to the later visions of the vampires as an incarnation of sin. This last covered a spectrum of sin as temptation (especially in the Hammer films) to a search for redemption…Continue readingVampires are Just Like Us
Let The Right One In is yet another vampire novel turned film. The Swedish romantic horror film was directed by Tomas Alfredson and is based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. Let The Right One In is about a 12 year old…Continue readingLet The Right One In