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