Alexander Harker


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Director Park Chan-Wook; Release date: out now

Thirst is the second foreign movie this year to re-imagine the vampire myth. The first, the Swedish film Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let the Right One In), played upon the tension ever-present in the vampire-human relationship - between existential dependence and brutal domination.

Let the Right One In

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Director Tomas Alfredson; Release date: 10 April

Vampires are always a metaphor for something: capitalist exploitation (Karl Marx's Capital), drug abuse (The Addiction) or sexual awakening (Nosferatu, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). In this Swedish horror film, adapted from the novel of the same name, vampirism symbolises the loss of childhood innocence.

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