Enjoy LET THE RIGHT ONE IN while I’ll be getting my head chopped off.

Posted by Peter Hall - October 7th 2008 @ 4:07 pm

God damn it all.

So I’m wandering over to Cinematical when I see a post from the only person named Weinberg who matters (nevermind that pussy Harvard Nobel laureate physicst Steven Weinberg) detailing the release plan for a little movie you may have heard of called LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.  You know, it’s that Swedish vampire movie more commonly referred to by non-physicsts who have seen it as the coolest fucking horror movie of 2008.

But let’s back track before sadness swept my hopes like The Nothing.  A few days ago I was driving around with my lovely fiance Christine talking about movies on the horizon when I mentioned LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, that it is vouched greatness but lamenting it had a limited release, a marketing term that roughly translates to ‘Fat Fucking Chance, Northern Virginia’.  I provided some relief, though, as I theorized that if it came anywhere around here, it would probably come to the Landmark E Street theater in DC; an underground (literally) theater that is worth the schlep.

Fast forward to two minutes ago, when I read said post and to my surprise…First day on the list: November 7th, Washington, DC: E Street Cinema.

Awesome!  Oh.  Wait.  I’ll be on travel for work in Cote d’Ivoire, AKA the Ivory Coast, AKA the delightful country about which the US State Department has these messages of encouragement:

Cote d’Ivoire continues to experience periodic episodes of political unrest and violence, sometimes directed against foreigners, since a 2002 failed coup attempt evolved into an armed rebellion that split the country in two.

… and …

Given the sometimes tense and potentially volatile security situation, the Department of State urges American citizens to exercise extreme caution should they travel to Cote d’Ivoire, and to take special care when traveling outside Abidjan.

… and …

Long-delayed presidential elections have been rescheduled for November 30, 2008. Americans traveling to Cote d’Ivoire should follow political developments carefully, as there is a potential for violence in the run-up to and aftermath of elections.

… and the kicker …

The Embassy encourages American employees to ensure that they have several days’ worth of cooking fuel, food, and water at home, and that their vehicles are fully fueled.

Super awesome!, huh?

Not only does the E Street get LET THE RIGHT ONE IN while I’m gone, but as mentioned, they’ll be getting MY NAME IS BRUCE with Campbell himself in attendance.  But what do I get?  Anti-malarial pills to take every day and an excuse to sleep in the fetal position every night.

Maybe I shouldn’t be so negative.  After all, with hazard pay I’ll be able to afford to import the DVD!

/sad

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  1. Sean
    October 7th, 2008 | 8:20 pm | #1

    I wonder if they kept the pedophilia and other weird bits. I got the book after I read about it, and while it is indeed awesome, it’s also very, very weird.

    I really want to see this movie.

  2. October 7th, 2008 | 10:12 pm | #2

    Sadly it won’t be playing in Ohio so I guess I’m out of luck. It’s too bad because I’m really excited about this one.

  3. Matt W
    October 8th, 2008 | 9:30 am | #3

    That’s awful. With any luck at all, you might be back in time to catch a showing of Let the Right One In…maybe?

  4. October 8th, 2008 | 11:06 am | #4

    I don’t know, depends on how long they hold the print. If they keep it for three weeks, I’ll be able to catch it for sure. Two weeks…maybe, but less likely.

  5. Ripp
    October 8th, 2008 | 11:45 am | #5

    Cote d’Ivoire > Washington DC IMO.

  6. Matt W
    October 9th, 2008 | 11:22 pm | #6

    “I see a post from the only person named Weinberg who matters”

    That sure as hell better be MAX Weinberg and/or the Max Weinberg 7.

  7. Sean
    October 14th, 2008 | 7:43 am | #7

    Hey Peter, are you going to be in the states for Halloween?

  8. October 14th, 2008 | 11:24 am | #8

    Yeah I will, don’t leave until the 5th.

  9. Sean
    October 14th, 2008 | 3:10 pm | #9

    Cool, I’m hosting a marathon on my site ghetto style and I thought you might be interested. :P

  10. October 14th, 2008 | 7:53 pm | #10

    Cool, how’s it going to work? And, side note, why don’t you ever have your comment name link back to your site?

    Learned today that this post may all be for naught as the install may slip another week, in which case I’ll get to catch LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.

  11. October 14th, 2008 | 10:56 pm | #11

    Because…uh, I dunno.

    I’m going to stream it through manycam onto stickam, so it’ll play like TV onto my site at http://www.anfinitinetwork.com/test.html

    just gotta friend me at http://www.stickam.com/solitaryseraph so I can block out other uncool people.

  12. October 14th, 2008 | 11:05 pm | #12

    Sweet. If I’m still conscious and not passed out drunk, I’ll tune in.

  13. Brian
    October 15th, 2008 | 9:38 am | #13

    Translation of Peter’s response:
    I’ve actually touched a girl before, so…I don’t know if I can make it to the “marathon.”

    No offense.

  14. October 15th, 2008 | 10:32 am | #14

    Brian, I guess you don’t know that my first official date with my fiance took place at a LAN Party. And if you don’t know how nerdy a LAN Party is, well, it makes Sean’s marathon look like the Superbowl.

  15. Brian
    October 15th, 2008 | 12:28 pm | #15

    Is a LAN Party the same thing as hooking a bunch of Xboxes together and playing Halo? I have done that before.

  16. Matt W
    October 15th, 2008 | 1:43 pm | #16

    Sounds like Peter has a hell of a fiancee to put up with a LAN party.

  17. R.J. Sayer
    October 15th, 2008 | 1:48 pm | #17

    a LAN Party is the same thing as never touching a naked woman.

  18. October 15th, 2008 | 7:51 pm | #18

    Brian, an xbox LAN is for pussies. Real LAN Parties are for nerds who bring entire computers.

    Matt, yes, she is amazing.

  19. Nigel Tufnel
    October 15th, 2008 | 8:19 pm | #19

    Even better is when I explained to my wife what a LAN was and she said so what does LAN stand for Local Area Nerds…

  20. Matt W
    October 15th, 2008 | 10:50 pm | #20

    I agree Peter (with the LAN party thing). I haven’t been to a LAN party in forever though, last time I had the chance to was to go in Jan of 03…go to a Lan party or see my team play in the Superbowl…and so I stayed home and watched the Raiders get their asses beat that night and cried myself to sleep…

  21. Brian
    October 16th, 2008 | 8:17 am | #21

    Wow, look at all this talk about LAN parties. Somebody should make a horror movie about them.

  22. Matt Wells
    October 16th, 2008 | 9:17 am | #22

    Too bad Stay Alive sucked, someone could of made it much better I think…

  23. October 16th, 2008 | 9:45 am | #23

    You guys are right!

    Oh, wait, I haven’t written anything in over a month.

    /terrible.

  24. R.J. Sayer
    October 16th, 2008 | 12:25 pm | #24

    yeah, good thing we have LAN PARTY MASSACRE to look forward to!

  25. October 27th, 2008 | 4:50 pm | #25

    Max Weinberg is MUCH cooler than me. The other guy is much smarter. But I’m taller than both. I think.

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