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Our latest and last issue as a PDF. This marks a new beginning for us, and marks the actual 2-month countdown for the opening of yam-mag.com. In this issue, McNeil from The Dark of the Matinee gives us a look at what was the Toronto Film Festival this year, and gives his thoughts on Let Me In, Black Swan, and Norwegian Wood.
As many of you know, this film is Matt Reeves’s American adaptation of John Lindqvist’s novel Let the Right One in, which has already been adapted into the Swedish film of the same name. First thing’s first — no, it’s not bad. At all. Let Me In is quiet, beautiful, terrifying and patient.
Skinny blond kid living in snow-covered Swedish apartment complex fantasizes about giving his local schoolyard bullies their well earned comeuppance. Skinny pale girl moves in next door. Only comes out at night. Boy meets Girl. People die. Bonds are formed. Fangs are unsheathed.
Let the Right One In (or Let Me In, according to the American translation by Ebba Segerber) is an intense vampire fiction tale that mixes so well with the tale of a boy in a 1981’s small Swedish city, that it will probably chill you to the bone.