Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) is a twelve-year-old boy constantly teased by his classmates. A young girl named Eli (Lina Leandersson) moves in next door to him and they quickly strike up a friendship. Oskar starts to fall in love with Eli, but what he doesn’t know is that Eli is a vampire who has been doing all the killings around their small town. Eli provides Oskar with the help he needs overcoming his enemies, while Oskar provides a human connection for Eli. This Swedish film is really quite a movie. The children both do a good job in their roles, especially Leandersson, who provides just the right mix of sweetness and creepiness for Eli.
The film does move slow at times and runs a bit long, and some of the supporting actors are pretty bad; however, these things are not enough to drag the movie down. A good story, a fair bit of gore, beautiful scenery and a really good ending make this a movie worth checking out.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 8