A new Let Me In movie clip has been released. In it, The Father (Richard Jenkins) attacks and kills a boy in a car then haphazardly drives off with the dead body while his friends are in pursuit. Let Me In is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Richard Jenkins. Let Me In‘s plot synopsis: “A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian in a New Mexico town in the early 1980s.” I’ve read the book and seen the first film adaptation of the book – Let the Right One In – numerous times. This scene is wholly original to Reeves’ film. I was worried for a little while that there would be no originality in the film. It seems I was mistaken.
The clip was initially revealed through small viral puzzle on the film’s official site. In the clip, we see Richard Jenkins as the caretaker of the vampiric girl Abby (Chloe Moretz) as he tries to gather food for his charge. This is a scene that takes place a bit into the film, after we’ve already seen one successful hunting trip. At Comic Con, director Matt Reeves referenced Dial M For Murder when introducing this scene, saying that he attempted to capture the same sense of rooting for the bad guy, even as his plans go wrong, that audiences often experience when watching the attempted murder of Grace Kelly in that film.