That Scene From ‘Let The Right One In’ (2008)

“Hey, have you seen this movie? What did you think about THAT SCENE?!” We have all used that phrase at one point during our discussions of movies with the other person’s eyebrows raising, “Oh yea, THAT SCENE!” You go on to pick that memorable scene apart by listing what you loved or didn’t like, how it made you feel and the impression it left on you. 

In this series, we will do just that. We will take a scene from a movie and discuss its impact on us. Some of these scenes may be frightening, weird, iconic, controversial, hilarious and everything in between. Let us know your impression of the scene and the impact it left on you the first time you watched it down below in the comments. Enjoy!

 *Warning: May Contain Spoilers*

Movie: Let The Right One In (2008)

Scene: Invite Me In


Director: Tomas Alfredson

Characters: Oskar (Kare Hedebrant) and Eli (Lina Leandersson)


Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, who is bullied at school by his classmates. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor Eli, a strange girl who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.



This scene is just so damn powerful. It contrasts the innocence of childhood and the folklore of vampires almost seamlessly. When Oskar asks Eli what would happen if he doesn’t invite her, a vampire, into his apartment you can see the fear in her eyes yet she still enters. Then we’re hit with a brutal visualization of her bleeding from the inside out. Forcing Oskar to immediately invite her in to make it stop. It’s an intense moment involving some fantastic acting.

What do you think of this scene? Did you find it intense and well done?

Author: K. Alvarez

A king without a throne.