Let the Right One In is a Swedish vampire film set in the early 1980's in the town of Blackeburg. It tells the story of a 12 year old boy who is bullied at school and his friendship with a vampire child who lives in the next apartment.
The name of the film/novel was based on the myth that vampires need to be invited in before they can enter someone's home. It also refers to the song "Let the Right One Slip In" by Morrissey.
Thank you again for another evening steeped in merriment and friendship.
Let the Right One In was originally a Novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. The film was released in 2008 in Sweden and has received widespread critical acclaim, and many awards.
An American produced, English language version was released on October 1st 2010 under the title Let Me In. It received critical praise, but tanked at the box office.