Let the Wrong One In (2021) Review
|Synopsis: A young supermarket worker discovers his older brother is a vampire and has to choose whether to help him or slay him.|
Let the Wrong One In is low-budget in feel and without a lot of polish. It has its moments, but the uninspired plot and shaky acting means there’s not enough substance to the movie to keep the audience engaged all the time.
Estranged brothers Matt (Karl Rice) and Deco (Eoin Duffy) are thrown together when Deco is bitten by a vampire and has nowhere else to turn. When vampire hunter Henry (Anthony Stewart Head) arrives on the scene, Matt is forced to choose between his brother and his safety. Along the way, Matt and Deco bumble through attempts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and whole; Henry talks trains (a lot); the vampires hold a rave. All that does offer a few laughs, but I found myself getting antsy pretty early on. As a slicker, faster-paced movie, this flick might have worked, but as is there’s a lot to be desired.
Honestly, Let the Wrong One In has more heart than style. After watching Giles play vampire slayer for a few minutes, I didn’t feel there was much in the movie worth my time. But hey, if vampires have usually have too much self-respect for you, this may be just the movie you need.
Calamity Brains’ Rating: C+