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Scared of getting abducted in your car? Don't watch this Let Me In clip

Sep. 3, 2010by: Mike Sampson

High atop my list of phobias (right underneath heights but right above giant hairy spiders) is the thought of getting in my car at night and having some crazy serial killer jump up from the backseat and attack me. So naturally this clip from LET ME IN, featuring Richard Jenkins, vampire enabler, doing exactly that, freaked me the f*ck out.

I saw this clip at Comic-Con and sadly what you're seeing here cuts off the best part. I'll let you watch the clip and then let's connect on the flipside and I'll tell you what you're missing...

OK so what you see in that clip is some poor unsuspecting teenager being attached by Jenkins, who's out for blood for Chloe Moretz's Abby. But when the clip screened at Comic-Con, it was far more effective. I guess some SPOILERS lie ahead but it's nothing that hasn't already been screened quasi-publicly so...

There's more to the scene both before and after what we see here. You get to see that Jenkins is in the backseat so you know he's there well before the kid in the front seat does. It just adds to the suspense because you know what's gonna happen, you just don't know how or when.

At the end of the clip above, you start to see the car spiraling out of control. In the original clip, you keep the same inside-point-of-view shot as the car careens off the road, through the guardrail and begins tumbling down the side of a hill. It's a beautifully constructed shot and I'm frankly shocked they cut it out of the footage. The teenagers you see at the gas station catch up with the crashed vehicle and see Jenkins' character crawl out of the car (albeit, quite injured). He pulls out a jar of acid and....well, if you've seen the original, you know what happens next.

All this to say, what you see above is a cool clip but not nearly as indicative of how cool it is in the movie. There was a collective WHOA in Hall H when it was screened. LET ME IN will be playing both Fantastic Fest and Toronto Film Festival and we'll have reviews of the film later this month.

Extra Tidbit: LET ME IN opens up against THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Which are you more excited to see?
Source: JoBlo.com

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3:02AM on 09/07/2010
well call me crazy but I wasn't really that scared. Yea it would SUCK to have a crazy guy in your back seat. Maybe it was all the close ups in the car. I really couldn't even see what was goin on, or maybe it was the music playing in the car. It wasn't really creepy music at all. Of course I'm at work now and it's three in the morning. I bet I look in my backseat before I get in my car to go home! LOL!
well call me crazy but I wasn't really that scared. Yea it would SUCK to have a crazy guy in your back seat. Maybe it was all the close ups in the car. I really couldn't even see what was goin on, or maybe it was the music playing in the car. It wasn't really creepy music at all. Of course I'm at work now and it's three in the morning. I bet I look in my backseat before I get in my car to go home! LOL!
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3:00AM on 09/07/2010
well call me crazy but I wasn't really that scared. Yea it would SUCK to have a crazy guy in your back seat. Maybe it was all the close ups in the car. I really couldn't even see what was goin on, or maybe it was the music playing in the car. It wasn't really creepy music at all. Of course I'm at work now and it's three in the morning. I bet I look in my backseat before I get in my car to go home! LOL!
well call me crazy but I wasn't really that scared. Yea it would SUCK to have a crazy guy in your back seat. Maybe it was all the close ups in the car. I really couldn't even see what was goin on, or maybe it was the music playing in the car. It wasn't really creepy music at all. Of course I'm at work now and it's three in the morning. I bet I look in my backseat before I get in my car to go home! LOL!
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4:44PM on 09/03/2010

The Social Network

I'd like to see something dark and new so ill take the Social Network. I just cant seem to get excited about Let Me In probably because Let The Right One In was soo damn amazing. I have nothing against Matt Reeves i actually enjoyed Cloverfield and i think that Let Me In looks decent but id rather pay to see something i havent seen before.
I'd like to see something dark and new so ill take the Social Network. I just cant seem to get excited about Let Me In probably because Let The Right One In was soo damn amazing. I have nothing against Matt Reeves i actually enjoyed Cloverfield and i think that Let Me In looks decent but id rather pay to see something i havent seen before.
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4:40PM on 09/03/2010

The Social Network

I'd like to see something dark and new so ill take the Social Network. I just cant seem to get excited about Let Me In probably because Let The Right One In was soo damn amazing. I have nothing against Matt Reeves i actually enjoyed Cloverfield and i think that Let Me In looks decent but id rather pay to see something i havent seen before.
I'd like to see something dark and new so ill take the Social Network. I just cant seem to get excited about Let Me In probably because Let The Right One In was soo damn amazing. I have nothing against Matt Reeves i actually enjoyed Cloverfield and i think that Let Me In looks decent but id rather pay to see something i havent seen before.
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1:12PM on 09/03/2010
Can't Wait!
Can't Wait!
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12:34PM on 09/03/2010

Let Me In

It dosen't stand a chance against the original. Probably won't ever see it !
It dosen't stand a chance against the original. Probably won't ever see it !
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12:21PM on 09/03/2010

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I'm not saying this won't be good, but it angers me that this remake comes so soon after the original (Let The Right One In) which didn't do too well at the US box office, probably because it was Swedish and therefore had subtitles, and many American's view is "Dude, if I want to read I'll to to a freakin' Library". Same reason why no one was speaking German in Valkyrie.
I'm not saying this won't be good, but it angers me that this remake comes so soon after the original (Let The Right One In) which didn't do too well at the US box office, probably because it was Swedish and therefore had subtitles, and many American's view is "Dude, if I want to read I'll to to a freakin' Library". Same reason why no one was speaking German in Valkyrie.
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4:44PM on 09/03/2010
your very right and i hate that americans are so close minded and dumb sometimes. have the time foreign films are better than half the crap that comes out in america. glad someone realizes this not just me.
your very right and i hate that americans are so close minded and dumb sometimes. have the time foreign films are better than half the crap that comes out in america. glad someone realizes this not just me.
3:02AM on 09/07/2010
yea no doubt! Brotherhood of the wolf was really good!
yea no doubt! Brotherhood of the wolf was really good!
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11:38AM on 09/03/2010

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Let me in. i couldn't give two shits about how facebook was made or the people who made it.
Let me in. i couldn't give two shits about how facebook was made or the people who made it.
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11:24AM on 09/03/2010

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Let Me In hands down. The Social Network looks good, but something I can wait to see on DVD.
Let Me In hands down. The Social Network looks good, but something I can wait to see on DVD.
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