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Can National Theatre of Scotland's 'Let the Right One In' Pave the Way for Horror on the Stage?

Throughout the National Theatre of Scotland’s Let the Right One In, adapted from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel and Tomas Alfredson‘s film, audiences are subjected to a parade of lyrically gruesome images: a man tied upside-down to a tree, his throat perfunctorily slit and drained into a bucket; another man literally self-effacing with acid; a diminutive teenage girl in a candy-pink sweater whose mouth brims with vomit when she actually tries to eat candy, and whose face cascades with blood every time she enters a home uninvited. 4,345 more words


Shoot that poison arrow through those boring old Hollywood rom-coms and check these out instead

I am one of those people who pretty much despises what passes for romantic comedies these days, they all either have Kate Hudson in them (one of the worst/best examples of nepotism in Hollywood) or are pure sap written by the likes of Nicholas Sparks* (otherwise known as the Thomas Kincaide of fiction) and are in general just God-awful. 2,002 more words


Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi on Second-Wave Vampire Movies, the Conchords Reunion, and 'What We Do in the Shadows'

If there’s one distinguishing, shared feature of movie vampires, it’s that they’re cool. From Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Robert Pattinson’s Edward and all points in between, the bloodsuckers of the silver screen are sullen, brooding, and seductive. 1,003 more words


Let the Right One In: The Nothing That Lives Next Door

On Saturday night, I went to see Let the Right One In at St. Ann’s Warehouse in NYC. Based on John Ajvide Lindqvist‘s novel and film, both by the same name, the play tells the story of a peculiar friendship between Oskar, a young boy, and Eli, who seems like a young girl who lives next door. 490 more words


Way More Than I Intended To Write About Some Recent Examples of Good Staging In Movies

Outside the good ol world of moon landing conspiracy theories, the word “staging” doesn’t seem to come up in relation to filmmaking nearly as much as it should.  3,470 more words

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Stage Version of 'Let the Right One In' Extends Its Reach at St. Ann's

Propelled by strong audience demand and enthusiastic reviews, the stage adaptation of cult vampire tale “Let the Right One In” has extended its New York run by three weeks — and in doing so, takes one step closer to becoming the latest edgy show to use a run at Brooklyn’s St. 706 more words


film study: why "LET THE RIGHT ONE IN" is vampires done RIGHT

Contrary to popular belief, not all vampires are over 1000 years old. Sometimes, they’re younger, say about 12.. except they’ve been 12 for a long time! 1,059 more words