In the 1980s, America’s mainstream horror cinemascape was overrun with paint-by-numbers slasher flicks. This decade that void seems to have been filled with equally vacuous, and more morally disturbing, torture porn. Few movies have made me hate going to the theater more than Hostel or the Saw series.
Now America’s female attention seems to be focused on Twilight, and its’ lame-ass, skin-glowin’ “vampires”. Fortunately, last year Sweden did their best to reclaim the horror and vampire genres from our apparently retarded American directors. Let the Right One In was one of the best films released in 2008, and I sincerely believe it will someday join The Shining as a true horror classic.