CCI: New <i>Let Me In</i> Trailer Impresses Remake's Skeptics


It looks as if Comic-Con International may really pay off for Overture Films, whose upcoming remake of the acclaimed Swedish horror film Let the Right One In had many fans wary. But that sense of unease may have changed to anticipation -- honest-to-goodness anticipation! -- following Saturday's Let Me In presentation in Hall H.

The new, extended trailer shown to the Comic-Con audience (watch it below), is described as "frenetic and creepy" by io9.com's Annalee Newitz. The Playlist, meanwhile, calls the footage "reverential of its source material and directed with a subtle hand" by Matt Reeves.

You can check out the trailer below, along with the convention-exclusive and theater posters.

Here’s the official synopsis:

An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

Let Me In opens on Oct. 1.

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