Somber New Clips & A Bloody Image From ‘Let Me In’ [Updated]

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 6:12 pm,

Let Me In Header Image Somber New Clips & A Bloody Image From Let Me In [Updated]

[Update: We've added two new Let Me In posters!]

Director Matt Reeves’ Let Me In – the English-language adaptation of the novel Let the Right One In by author John Ajvide Lindqvist – has struggled from the very beginning to gain favor with fans of the original Swedish cinematic version of the book.

The most recent trailer – as well as the Comic-Con footage – have begun to convince a number of naysayers that Let Me In may be a worthy remake.  There are now two new clips and an image from the vampire/coming of age pic that should further encourage the skeptics to give Reeves’ take on the story a chance to prove itself.

Let Me In revolves around a troubled young boy named Owen (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who forms a bond with a mysterious girl named Abby (Chloe Moretz).  When a series of strange and violent events occur in his local neighborhood, Owen begins to realize that there may be more than meets the eye to his newfound companion.

It’s not really a spoiler to say that Owen eventually realizes that Abby is a bloodthirsty vampire – one who is eternally trapped in the form of a 12-year old girl (or so she appears).  The young boy confronts the immortal creature of the night in a surprisingly tender and somber scene, which can be viewed below:

The other new clip from the film features a quiet and unsettlingly intimate moment shared between Abby and her older male companion (Oscar-nominee Richard Jenkins). Those who wish to check out the scene and learn more about the two characters’ backstory should click HERE.

Lastly, a new production still released from Let Me In offers a glance at the vampiric Abby in the aftermath of one of her feedings – and reveals that Owen is not always comfortable around his friend.

Check out the image below:

Let Me In new movie image Somber New Clips & A Bloody Image From Let Me In [Updated]

Update: Check out two new Let Me In posters featuring the dark and light sides of Chloe Moretz’ character, Abby.

letmein poster2 Somber New Clips & A Bloody Image From Let Me In [Updated]

letmein poster1 Somber New Clips & A Bloody Image From Let Me In [Updated]

The cinematography in the Let Me In footage released so far  is appropriately subdued and cool, while the film itself looks to strike the same touching but troubling tone of its Swedish counterpart.

Matt Reeves may actually find himself on good terms with Let the Right One In fans when Let Me In arrives in theaters in the U.S. on October 1st, 2010.

Source: Yahoo! Movies, Entertainment Weekly, Empire

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  1. Okay I’m convinced, I’m gonna have to see this………….

  2. Christ that gets me pumped. I’m looking forward to this.

  3. If they stick to the original film it should be fine. As I’ve said to some friends, Let the Right One In is what REALLY would happen if you befriended a teenage vampire. Take note, Stephenie Meyer!

    I’m afraid of what America may do to this bleak Swedish film to appease audiences. Especially with the vampire craze we have going on right now.

  4. It’s so awkward and laughable right now. Oh and person that wrote the article, this is a remake not an adaptation of the novel. This is a ran through the Hollywood formula remake movie.

    The needless and unfitting music. The wooden acting from Chloe. I mean, if you are very much in the American bubble I understand why those scenes look competent. On account of you don’t know much different, but these clips are completely devoid of soul. It really is a shame Jenkins was given nothing to work with his character. Considering how he could have given a performance that rivaled Kevin Bacon in the Woodsman.

    So far every trailer, scene, behind the scenes, etc has actually made my worst fears tame in comparison. I didn’t think they were going to make it a formulaic horror movie, just a cheap copy with limited acting. Now it seems they are very much making it another dumbed down fail horror remake. Totally missing the point of both the film and the novel.

    • This has to be the most nonsensical thing I’ve read on this website.

      • Said the kid that wanted to see the remake based on a poor mans shot for shot retread of a scene from the original?

        Alright.

  5. Awesome clip, I seriously can’t wait to see this. :)

  6. This image is much better than the posters that have been put out with no blood..

  7. I’m gonna conduct an experiment. I’m gonna watch the Hollywood version first and then watch the original Swedish one after to see which one I think is better.

    Reason: I find that every time I watch a Hollywood version of a foreign film i’d already seen i tended to prefer the original……….

    • More or less going to ruin it for yourself. As the original has some ambiguity, where you make up your own mind on some matters. The remake is going to be spelling a few things out and “interpreting” things that weren’t existing in the novel and was only one of the interpretations of the original film.

      • You do know that some people hated Let The Right One In?? So this upcoming one might be better in some peoples eyes.

        • Or didnt think it was as great as everyone has made it out to be.

          • I would fall into that group…read the reviews and said “Cool! Gonna check it out!”, and was ultimately left wondering what was “so great” about it…with all due respect for those that thought it was terrific, it just didn’t work for me.

            • It isn’t for everyone, I get that. It isn’t a story that is meant for everyone. It was told the way it was told because of it. Hence a remake solely being made in a Hollywood horror formulaic fashion, is indeed pointless. Because while it might reach a “wider” audience, they will be getting a bastardized version of the original story. One where the story is forced into fitting a formulaic style. Instead of letting the story dictate how it’s shot/told.

              If people wanted more kills in Jaws, would a remake that was made with nothing but shark attacks for two hours be a better way to tell the story? Or worth merit in order to reach a wider audience?

              I get not liking a story because it doesn’t live up to it’s potential, but supporting something that is completely missing the point of the story is…well…..asinine. I mean if all you wanted was more Hollywood horror scares of the original, it clearly wasn’t a story meant for you. Which is alright, just means Hammer, Reeves, and you all, should have made another movie and watched another movie.

              • A bit pretentious aren’t we……..

                After reading your comments you’d swear they were remaking The Dark Knight.

                So according to you there’s absolutely no chance this movie could be better than the original? You haven’t seen it yet and you’re already calling it “bastardized”……….. I don’t get it.

              • What’s ironic is that the biggest negative that some reviewers, who have seen the movie, had with the movie was that maybe it was a bit too faithful to the original…….

                Your comment is the best example of why people shouldn’t be too quick to judge.

  8. How is the lighting cold? I think it looks warm, it’s yellowed and warm. Also it’s much more closed in, not big open shots.

  9. I noticed also from the trailer that the trailer tells us things that the original dident…thats quite troubling. Because if one implies something it usually means the story can only move down a set pathway. Where as if the director is subtle and doesnt actually tell you an obvious answer you get a great movie like shutter island or Inception….with far more possibilites (especially if you dident like the way it turned out).

    I for one loved the first one…I noticed that censors gave it an R for sexual situation…I wonder if it has to do with our main characters or just some cheesy (insert your sex scene here) ploy to sell the movie.

    Also i took the guys above me’s advice. In the future…Im going to wait until “The girl with the dragon tattoo” is remade here in the states and then I’ll watch the original.

  10. Just read a few reviews of this movie, and it’s gonna tickle a few people to know that it generally reviewed favorably.

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