Ondskan and Let The Right One In

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Let The Right One In
I thought the Swedish movie "Let The Right One In" was a horrible story BEFORE I watched the movie. After seeing the movie, I think the story is even more horrible than I imagined it would be. It is interesting to me that the movie Ondskan (Evil) and Let The Right One In are both out of Sweden.

Ondskan is essentially a story about a Teenage Boy who was abused by his Step Father and fellow students at his private school.

Let The Right One In is essentially a story about a Pre-Teen Boy who was abused / harassed by fellow students.

What is interesting to me as A Black Man is that it is clear from Ondskan and "Let The Right One In" that when you remove RACE from the equation, White People are still just as fucked, that in the absence of Blacks, White People will just abuse each other. And,

Why is abuse so prevalent in Sweden that there is such a demand in Sweden for movies about people fighting back against abuse? Something has clearly GONE WRONG in Sweden that its people are so in need of a release from the trauma of abuse, whether it be via watching a teenage boy finally beating the shit out of his abusive step father, or from watching a child vampire murder CHILDREN who had the balls to harass a fellow classmate.

It is more than a little bit SCARY that people in Sweden could actually think that the children who harassed Oskar in "Let The Right One In" deserved to be killed by a Vampire.

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We've mentioned here a number of times that the book on which Let The Right One In is based is NOT SPECIFIC on the sex of the Child Vampire in the story. Well, in the movie, the child vampire STATES that that it is not a girl. Now, it is not clear if the Vampire meant that it is not a girl in that it is actually a MUCH OLDER ENTITY or if the Vampire meant that it is actually a boy. In any event, the Vampire's statement that it is not a girl "doesn't register" on the 12 year old boy who befriends it. ALSO,

The Child Vampire is shown nude in the movie, you will have to see the movie for yourself to see what is revealed during the nude scene.

The Actress who played the role of the Child Vampire did an amazing job in the movie.

Ondskan

Erik Ponti is a sixteen-year-old boy who faces a lot of violence in his life. At school, he and his gang lend money to other students at high interest, resulting in a beating if they don't pay the money back in time; several teachers maltreat students that don't behave (in the book; in the movie it is not explained so widely). At home he lives with his sadistic stepfather and his mother.

CLICK HERE for our review of Andreas Wilson in Ondskan.

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Seriously, people need to ask what "Let The Right One In" says about Swedish Society. A society that can embrace "Let The Right One In" with its layers upon layers of abuse HAS to be in need of mass pyschological counseling.

As previously mentioned, there is a scene in "Let The Right One In" in which the child vampire is shown nude. What is revealed by The Sight of the child vampire nude presents a whole other layer of horror above and beyond the layers upon layers of horror that are UP FRONT in "Let The Right One In".

Hakan, the older man with whom the child vampire is traveling is revealed in the book, but not the movie, to be a pedophile. Hakan's "back story" is that he was kicked out of his teaching job because he was found to be sexually abusing under aged boys. Hakan allegedly was lying in a gutter drunk when the child vampire Eli happened upon him.

Let The Right One In is a horrible movie. "Let The Right One In" may not be as horrible as Citizen X but, the movie is not too far down on the list of horrible movies from Citizen X.

Director makes no attempt to glamorize Child Vampire

There is a scene in "Let The Right One In" in which the child vampire's face and mouth are covered with blood from the Vampire having just killed a person "steps away from Oskar, the twelve year old boy who befriends the vampire in the movie". The Child Vampire walks over to Oskar with blood all over its face and mouth and kisses him. The director of the movie presents a shot of the Child Vampire kissing Oskar with its eyes open, something which, in my opinion, makes the Vampire kissing Oskar come off as a very sinister act.

Again, I think there is something seriously wrong with Swedish Society that this county has such an appetite for movies with Child Abuse as a central theme. See "Ondskan and Let The Right One In"

Blinded By Love

In "Let The Right One In", the 12 year old boy Oskar is apparently so desperate for a friend, he accepts a 500 year old Vampire's advances EVEN THOUGH the 500 year old vampire may in fact be A BOY.

"Let The Right One In" reminds me of this movie I saw on tv about a British or Irish soldier. The soldier was being abused by fellow soldiers. When the abused soldier mets a girl, his "status" with the other soldiers improves. And, the abused soldier's "status"with the other soldiers really improves when it becomes obvious that the girl the abused soldier has "befriended" is pregnant.

The Abused Soldier is "accepted" by the other soldiers as "a man" and, the abused soldier accepts the pregnant girl and all of her obvious faults even though the Abused Soldier knows that he is not the father of the baby the girl is carrying.

The Abused Soldier thinks that life is just perfect, he has a girlfriend and he is about to become a "father".

When the girl gives birth to the baby, it becomes obvious that the baby was fathered by a Black Man and that everyone will know that the Abused Soldier did not father the baby.

As the Abused Solider looks at the the girl and her Black baby in the hospital, he is smiling. The Abused Soldier refuses to let the fact that "HIS GIRLFRIEND" has just given birth to a Black Baby interfere with "his new found happiness".

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