‘Let Me In’ Comic-Con Footage Is Now (Mostly) Online

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 11:01 am,

Let Me In Chloe Morentz Let Me In Comic Con Footage Is Now (Mostly) Online

The anticipation for Matt Reeves’ Let Me In continues to grow with a new clip from the film. The newly released scene from the remake of Swedish hit Let The Right One In (read our review) impressed wary crowds at the Comic-Con panel for the film.

There is plenty to get excited about for this upcoming remake. Let Me In brings one of America’s finest young actresses, Chloe Moretz, and budding actor Kodi Smit-McPhee together to explore one of the more complex relationships in movie history.

And then there is the star of today’s clip – the scene-stealing Richard Jenkins. From what we’ve seen, he is going to make some Oscar noise for his turn as The Father in Let Me In. Beyond his talent, he just looks like the actor in the original.

The director of Cloverfield has a sneaky little Easter Egg in this clip as well. If you remember the massive viral campaign for Cloverfield, the term Slusho might come to mind. The fictional drink was sported in Cloverfield and a sign for it can be seen in the gas station in the following clip.

Unfortunately for those not in attendance, this fantastic scene has been chopped at the front and back. You’ll get enough of a taste at Reeves’ vision, but miss out on the moment that had my jaw on the floor.

At Comic-Con, we were graced with clips that suggested Reeves made more than a scene-for-scene remake. He put a lot of thought into the entertainment value of his film and the released clip cuts out the best part of that effort.

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As Jenkins drives his car away, it flies into a ravine. The director holds on one shot – a mounted camera on the backseat of the car – as it tumbles down the ravine. Mirroring a moment from Let The Right One In, Jenkins then pours acid over his face before the onlookers arrive at the totaled vehicle.

The front end is less exciting, but delivers more tension: Jenkins has been in the back seat for a few minutes at the point the clip begins. The two in the front are oblivious to him, but pin him down with a heavy bag. Only able to see his eyes through the trash bag, we anticipate the inevitable attack. But he waits and waits…

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Let Me In continues to impress on every level, including a riddle-based viral campaign. If you still haven’t seen the original, I implore you to watch it right now on NetFlix.

Let Me In hits theaters October 8th, 2010.

Source: Overture Films

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  1. I wonder, is the full version is out there somewhere?
    Yesterday, I went to a site that said they had a clip from the remake that deviated from the original.
    I didnt click on it,But now I am wondering if it was a version of this clip that wasnt chopped up.
    Unfortunately,I cant remember which site it was.

    • I’m sure they only meant it deviated from the original film.

  2. wow that was amazing its crazy to me how movies can draw u in with the right person behind the camera.

  3. It really surpises me that more people are not interested in this.

    • Well, a lot of people saw the original. A lot of people saw and liked the original. A lot of people saw, liked, and if they want to see the original again can watch the original, again. Though there are a few changes this go around, but if you make something completely different from the point of the original film and book…While really, bringing nothing all that new and substantial to the table, well….

      A lot of people saw and liked the original.