We are so psyched. As a single screen arthouse, it’s rare that Enzian can actually schedule something appropriate around Halloween. But with Mike Leigh’s much-anticipated HAPPY-GO-LUCKY going out a couple of weeks later than originally planned in Florida, the window of opportunity presented itself for another film to open at the theater on October 31–and what a film it should be! I say should because (believe it or not) I’ve yet to see Tomas Alfredson’s LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and decided I’d wait for the chance to catch it on the big screen rather than watch a preview screener. But friends and filmmakers have been raving to me about this Swedish coming-of-age vampire flick for weeks now, and the majority of the reviews have been ecstatic. Words like “mesmerizing,” “a funny, haunting dazzler,” “dynamite,” and “a sensationally compelling genre-bending chiller” have been flying around, not to mention that the film has won major awards at a number of very cool festivals. You can find out more for yourself and check out the trailer at www.magpictures.com
And in another unusual twist of fate, unless you live in New York or LA or near the University of Iowa (!) for some reason, Enzian is the only theater in the country where you can see LET THE RIGHT ONE IN this Halloween week–how awesome is that?!