Abby, 13 or thereabouts (hint, hint), and an older man move into the apartment next door to Owen and his recently separated mum. Owen’s being bullied at school and has no friends, and the two outsiders are drawn together. Even though it’s increasingly apparent Abby likes to rip the heads off people to whom she has not been properly introduced, so as to feast on their blood.
Apart from its relocation to the US, this is reasonably faithful to the original Swedish novel in plot, 1980s period and wintry feel, but it struggles to engage viewers’ emotions. Maybe we’re all a bit over vampires. 7/10