There’s a new clip from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse making the rounds, and if nothing else, it makes a convincing case for Dakota Fanning as the freakiest immortal teenage vampire ever. (Sorry, Kirsten Dunst!) The clip also highlights the new directorial stamp of David Slade, who looks to be emphasizing the franchise’s horror roots a bit more than past directors Chris Weitz and Catherine Hardwicke. Check out the video:

I was kind of a sucker for the soft-focus romantic gushiness of New Moon, but I’m excited to see how Eclipse‘s darker, more action-packed storyline plays out onscreen. (It’s definitely going to be bit more male-friendly: boyfriends and father-chaperones of the world, rejoice!) It’s also interesting to consider how each Twilight director has changed up the franchise’s style a little bit.

PopWatchers, are you excited about David Slade’s more action/horror-inflected take on Twilight? And do you agree that Dakota Fanning’s Jane is a vamp villain for the ages?

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