Exclusive Deleted Scene: Let Me In; Matt Reeves Explains Why The Intense Sequence Was Cut

Somewhere along the line, Director Matt Reeves had seen our coverage of Let Me In, and had enjoyed our enthusiasm yet hesitant intelligent debate (thanks Adam) regarding the film. So when I saw Matt in Austin, he decided to give us a cool exclusive. Reeves showed me an intense deleted sequence from the film, and he somehow convinced Overture Films to let us post it to help promote the film.

While the deleted sequence would have taken place a bit late in the film, it really doesn't spoil anything. So as Matt suggested, you could watch this clip without having seen the movie. In the scene, Abby (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) shows Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) how she became what she is. And yes, we did get a chance to chat with Matt about the clip, and get a full explanation of why this didn't make the final cut.

Watch the scene now and listen to Matt's explanation, after the jump!

Let Me In Deleted Scene:

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Director Matt Reeves' Explanation of why it got cut: