Vampire movies always have lots of fans, and of course, I’m a vampire film fan, too. In the past, vampires looked so scary: they were old, extremely ugly, knows nothing but killing… Nowadays, however, people start to make vampires more “human”(and sometimes they are made even better than human beings): They are so good-looking---they have breath-taking faces, they have sexy figures; they are immortal---they won’t die because they are too “old”, in other words, they are undead. They still looked young even thought they are hundreds years old; they have so many superpowers---they read minds, they move as fast as wind, they are unbelievably strong. Now people even made vampires know more than just hunting like animals---they know romance as well, they will fall in love with like human do… I think this might be one of the reasons why people love vampire movies that much: because we find that our dreams (which can never come true in real life) come true in these movies.
“Reverse Psychology” is often used on children, through which parents let their children to do something by telling them ”don’t do this.” This is because children are more likely to respond orders with reactance. In the movie “let the right one in”, when Eli and Oskar first met, Eli told Oskar “I can’t be your friend”. But obviously, Oskar didn’t have a clear desire to make friends with Eli. Eli started stating a negative in order to achieve her positive goal. And this is the use of reverse psychology.
Based on the film notes, Eli’s intentions regard the function of Oskar is a replacement of Hakan. But even after reading the film notes, I still feel that Eli’s ultimate goal with Oskar is not just for finding someone to kill people and get blood for her. For me, Eli is just trying to have a friend who can keep her company. It’s easy to tell that Eli’s attitude towards Oskar is totally different from that to Hakan, she cares about Oskar (at least for me it is).