Well it's that time of the week again kiddos! The time when we here at horror squad decide that your daily work grind isn't gruelling enough and we have the audacity to give you a weekend homework assignment. In that way, we're kind of like substitute teachers, but cool, horror-loving substitute teachers. There aren't going to be too many people that haven't heard of this week's film. It made a splash at Fantastic Fest in 2008 and is currently being remade by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. But i wonder how of you have actually seen it? Or, if you have seen it, did you see it on DVD?
Normally the difference between seeing a film on DVD and seeing it on Netflix is miniscule at best, but this isn't just any film and this isn't just any movie club. If you don't keep abreast of the shifting tide of geek bitching, you may not be aware that the Magnolia DVD released in 2009, fantastic company though they be, had completely butchered subtitles that, in some cases, completely altered the effect of entire scenes. But all is not lost, the Netflix version not only streams in beautiful HD but also features the unaltered subtitles.
If you aren't familiar with the story here, I don't know how much I really want to tell you. When I first saw the film, I knew it only as a Swedish vampire film. I didn't know what to expect from it or how it would approach so tired a convention. What I saw was a gorgeous, frightening, and heart-breaking film that left an indellible impression on me. I would count this among the best horror films of the last ten years and I am anxious to hear what my compatriots in the comment universe have to say. So go ahead and watch it, and we'll be back on Monday to suck all the metaphorical juiciness out of Let the Right One In.