Open Thread: Let The Right One In

Hello Monsters! Welcome to a special Monster Family™ viewing of Let the Right One In. We start watching at 6 PM EST. Find the movie on Netflix here.

If you’re curious, check out the recipes of the foods I’ll be putting on my family/in my face! This will be accompanied by champagne and wine.

Here are some ideas for what to post in the comments:

  • What you’re drinking
  • What you’re eating
  • How scared you are at any given moment
  • How much Swedish you speak
  • Why children are the creepiest
  • How much work you have to do after the movie because you put it off all weekend
  • Have you seen the original Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy?
  • If you think the kid actors are traumatized for life now
  • How comfortable your couch/chair is
  • What pets are joining you

Let’s watch!

About taoreader

Writer and Editor. Pianist and singer. Feminist and proponent of Jean-Claude Van Damme movies. I don't get it either. I wish I could have dinner with Marie Curie.
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83 Responses to Open Thread: Let The Right One In

  1. taoreader says:

    Welcome monsters!

  2. taoreader says:

    Gonna start ‘er up now

  3. taoreader says:

    Looks like Swedish and German have a lot in common

  4. taoreader says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and watch, so just say hi if you’re watching too

  5. flanny says:

    Heeey, I’m not watching right now, but I might put it on when I’m packing later, but only if it stays daylight for many more hours!
    In answer to a couple of your questions, I can say Thank You in Swedish, I have no pets, and I am going to grab Wendy’s after I run to the store.

  6. Commentatrix says:

    Ahh, I’m late! I’m gonna start now but if it gets too scary I’m switching to Gilmore Girls.

  7. Sorry I’m late! Netflix crapped out on me and I can’t get it to work (I haven’t updated my iPad because I’m afraid of iOS 8, but I guess I have to now). I’ll keep trying, but I’ve seen the movie already anyway, so I’ll just comment along. Children are the absolute creepiest, though, I think we can all agree.

  8. I really love the way this movie looks. I’m such a sucker for good cinematography, plus the whole stark, Scandinavian thing.

  9. Commentatrix says:

    BTW is everyone really annoyed by the constant and erratic subtitle movement?

  10. I finally got it working! An hour late, now that it’s getting dark out. Thanks, Netflix!

  11. taoreader says:

    You ok Trix?

  12. So Eli’s helper dude is definitely the creepiest character to me. Do we think he’s been with Eli since HE was a kid? I can’t decide if that’s better or worse than if they met when he was already an adult and he just decided on a career as a vampire’s prey wrangler.

  13. taoreader says:

    Why don’t these people listen to their cats?

  14. taoreader says:

    Holy crap cat attack!!!

  15. Commentatrix says:

    Ah! Oskar just caught the bloodlust over here!

  16. Gonna be honest here: if I’d had the chance to befriend a vampire when I was like 12 I absolutely would have done it

  17. Sota says:

    I just got home from dropping off my friends dog, who I was dogsitting this weekend. Yay cute puppy! I’m sad I missed out on the family party but I’m happy you all were here! Very spoopy sunday!!!

  18. taoreader says:

    Still ok Trix?

  19. taoreader says:

    Trix may have switched to Gilmore Girls

  20. Commentatrix says:

    Little girl pubis! Swedes, you are twisted!

    • taoreader says:

      Yeah, no kidding. I was wondering if that was an androgynous thing? Like the scar didn’t… match… the proper location, and she was otherwise sort of genderless? I had this idea that when you become a vampire, you lose your gender

    • Ah, we can talk about this scene now! Because guys, in the book, Eli is a boy who was mutilated to look more like a girl by a pervy old vampire who was obsessed with him. SO, what do we think about movie Eli? Because it’s a bit more ambiguous–she seems to have a scar (I really did not want to look that closely at naked child) and earlier she tells him “I’m not a girl,” which at first I just took to mean that her mental age is much older.

      • taoreader says:

        Omg that book must be bizarre. She said she’s not a girl, and I was thinking she became androgynous when she became a vampire, but she does have that scar, so something must have happened there

      • taoreader says:

        Yeah, don’t know if she means “I’m not a girl, I’m a vampire” or “I’m not a girl, I’m a woman” but I don’t think she’d describe herself as a woman

      • taoreader says:

        Just looking up the name Eli… It’s a masculine name generally but can be used as a feminine name in Nordic languages

        • So I’m still not sure! Not that it matters so much either way, but it’s interesting. I’m guessing the American remake of the movie left out any reference to it altogether.

        • taoreader says:

          Also Oskar is surprised in the beginning when she tells him her name, so I think he thought of it as a boy’s name… I think they’re hinting at what happened in the book

        • Commentatrix says:

          Yeah, that makes sense to me too. Also I was glad when the bullies drank the pool. Does that make a bad person? (No. Those bullies were asking for it!)

        • taoreader says:

          There was really no way to identify with the bullies. They just sucked. I was perfectly content to see them dismembered, although I had to cover my eyes a bit when… parts fell into the water

        • I totally cheered when the bullies got theirs. Way to make me happy about the gruesome deaths of children, movie!

        • taoreader says:

          Yeah her name is Abby in the American film, that is so annoying

  21. Commentatrix says:

    Well, that was unsettling and emotional! Glad I challenged myself and happy to say this movie won’t haunt my daylight and nighttime hours for the next couple months.

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