Title: Dont’s Let Him In
Directed by: Kelly Smith
Starring: Sophie Linfield, Sam Hazeldine and Gordon Alexander
Running time: 79 minutes, Unrated
Two couples in Britain take a holiday at a countryside cottage, which happens to be in the same vicinity of a serial killer. When an injured hitchhiker shows up at their door, each person begins to question if one of their own is the actual killer.
In the special features section, director Kelly Smith states this film is sort of an homage to 70′s horror films. I agree with Smith, because after watching the film, I felt I’ve seen several other films with a similar theme. It’s been overdone, and the characters were so stupid, I couldn’t wait to see them die. In fact with the last scene involving the dumb blonde character, I actually said aloud, “You dumb bitch, don’t let him in, oh I hope you die,” and guess what happens? The maggot falling from the guy’s eye into his glass of wine seemed like a cheap shot because it was strictly for shock value. It felt a little condescending.
The special features include commentary by writer/director Kelly Smith and writer Chris Andrews, behind the scenes featurette, theatrical trailer and special effects segment. The visual effects were minimal, but special effects doesn’t make for a better film, even Michael Bay has proven that to be true many times over.
Don’t Let Him In is okay if you want to watch a fast paced slasher film, but it’s annoying because of the stupid characters and gratuitous, over the top violence. My conscience will not allow me to recommend this film, and I can’t even find anything really positive to say about it, except that it has an end and has no possibility of a sequel.
Total Rating: F
Reviewed by JM Willis