First off, I think the title of the film is great. Though the movie never directly states that there are vampires in the movie, there is plenty of speculation and implication that the female lead is a vampire. The title itself is insinuates that Abby may be a vampire. Many people are aware of the tell all signs of a vampire: pale skin, drinks blood, sunlight is deadly, sharp fangs, and they can fly. Right? Another one is that a vampire MUST be allowed to enter a home or there will be dire consequences. If you are not familiar with that little bit of vampire lore, the title can take on several different meanings. And just in case you're not sure what happens if not invited, the directed added a scene in the film that will show you.
|This is what happens when you don't let her in!!!|
Ultimately, I believe this to be a story of two adolescents trying to find a place for themselves. Abby has been fed blood to keep her from killing, but when her "father" is severely injured during an attempted murder, Abby is left alone. Owen's mother is virtually nonexistent and his father no longer lives with him. He needs someone in his life that will accept him. Because they live in the same apartment complex with a shared wall, they learn morse code and tap on the wall to communicate with each other. Their pact is so strong, that Owen is compelled to Owen confronts Abby about herself. He storms off in a feeble attempt to stop seeing her. Abby keeps her distance, for a little while, until the two confront each other and when Owen refuses to allow her inside his apartment, Abby steps in anyways. This is where we see that they both care for each other and they both know it. It's touching, really, and that's why the film works. Touching is the last thing that I expected from this film. The relationship leaves a lasting impression on you. Through all the chaos goes on, it boils down to the relationship that they formed.
I recommend watching this film. There are some tense moments in the film but they come at unexpected places. There are a few F bombs but other than that, the language is not too bad and again, there is ONE 2 second scene early in the film to shield young eyes from. Other than that, sit back and enjoy. It's perfect for those days when you just couldn't find anything else to watch. Later!