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re­leased OUT NOW! 2014 | 18 | dVd/ VOd

Ig­nore the “Eli Roth presents” tag; this is noth­ing like any of the Hos­tel di­rec­tor’s films. In­stead of ex­treme gore and snappy di­a­logue, you get a thought­ful take on vam­pire mythol­ogy, where blood­suck­ers are plague vic­tims rather than suave mon­sters.

It’s a bit too mis­er­able for its own good, though, and try­ing to sub in a (beau­ti­ful-look­ing) Chile for small-town Canada is a weird de­ci­sion that falls flat.

Let The Right One In is plainly an in­flu­ence, but it’s just not as con­vinc­ing.

Ex­tras None. Sarah Dobbs

Frank’s first dates never went well.

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