Bullied Oskar finds love and revenge through Eli, a peculiar and powerful girl.
“A remarkably moving horror tale” - Bruce Diones, The New Yorker
Eli’s been 12 for over 200 years and she just moved in next door.
Eli’s appearance in town suspiciously coincides with a horrifying series of murders in director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of the book by author John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay.
Oskar is a young boy who can’t seem to shake off the local bullies, but all of that begins to change when a new neighbor moves in next door. After striking up an innocent friendship with his eccentric next-door neighbor, Oskar realizes that she might not be what be what she seems. Despite the danger, however, Oskar’s friendship with the girl ultimately takes precedence over his fear of her in this remarkably moving horror tale. Alfredson explores the contradictions of beauty and violence as he takes you on a full sensory experience with his deft direction and deeply immersive mood.