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In the wake of the movie’s debut at the Toronto Film Festival, the people behind Let Me In are keen to show off as much of their movie as possible. Earlier today we unleashed a brand new batch of images from the film and now we have more than eight minutes of footage to show you. It’s all beautifully shot by director Matt Reeves but if you’ve seen the Swedish version of this story, Let the Right One In, it’s hard not to notice that there aren’t many differences.
The eight clips below will seem hauntingly similar to anyone who’s seen the original movie. How much has Reeves really made this movie his own? His version is set in 1980s Los Alamos New Mexico, but these clips seem all but identical from a storytelling perspective to the same scenes in the other movie, with a couple of notable exceptions. The big differences are in the sharply defined way he’s shot them. Whether you’ve seen the original movie or not they’re worth a look. Scroll down and I’ll try to walk you through all eight minutes, one clip at a time.
You know what never really works when dealing with bullies? Ignoring them. Chloe Moretz, as Abby, offers Kodi Smit-McPhee, as Owen, a different solution for handling his bully problem.
Real kids don’t get sick when they eat delicious, free, candy. Well not unless they eat a lot of it. She hasn’t eaten a lot of it…
After watching his new friend barf up perfectly good candy, Owen starts to wonder if maybe there’s something afoot. So he calls his dad for advice. His dad, on the other hand, isn’t listening when his son starts to question him seriously about the nature of true evil…
Owen visits his friend’s apartment and asks her straight out the questions that’s have been bothering him. Is she a vampire? Is she really 12?
Here’s our first introduction to Abby’s Father, played by Richard Jenkins. He’s going out, because he has no choice, and worries about who she’ll see while he’s gone.
This is my favorite clip of the bunch, and it’s also the only one that’s a complete departure from anything seen in the original, Swedish movie Let the Right One In. We showed it to you, by itself, out of context last week. Now here it is in context of the other clips. In the previous clip, The Father, told Abby he was going out. Here’s what he went out to do.
If you’ve seen Let the Right One In then you know who it is that this detective is interrogating, if you haven’t, I’m not going to tell you. Suffice to say he’s investigating a string of grizzly murders. And since you know this movie’s about a little girl vampire, you can guess why those murders have been committed. A girl’s gotta eat.
Let Me In arrives in theaters Octobers 1st. For more images and info visit our preview page right here or check out Katey’s Toronto Film Fest review.