Tuesday, January 3, 2012


DON'T LET HIM IN follows a couple (Page and Calvin), his sister and her new friend who take some R and R to the countryside. Along their way they run across a few interesting characters, one being a palm reader who knows something about the sister's new friend but just walks away.  When they finally arrive for their getaway things slowly get crazy and they find out a killer who has been labeled as the "tree surgeon" is on the lose and is hacking people up.

The movie is directed by Kelly Smith who also co-wrote and produced the slasher.  There's nothing too original with the story because we've seen quite a few movies that takes groups on a trip to the woods only to bump in to the resident slasher. The nickname of the killer in the movie is something I liked, doesn't get much better than being called the "tree surgeon." Like I said, Don't Let Him In has a pretty plain story but makes up for it a little with the blood and gore because you have to have that if a crazy killer is running around.

Ultimately as the mystery slowly reveals itself and we get through several slow scenes from the movie that have nothing to do with the story (can you say fillers) we finally get to the end that actually has a little twist to it.

There are a few things I liked about the film. The lighting is great and helps to set the mood and the one little dark twist the story has.  The visual and practical F/X  are also done very well to help with it.  The biggest thing I didn't like about the movie was the acting, I just couldn't get into any of the characters. Honestly the best thing to me about this DVD is the box art as you can see up top. The movie had a lot of potential but failed miserably.

Bottom line is, if you've run out of new movies to watch and you're looking for a new slasher flick with poor acting but has plenty of blood and gore then check out Don't Let Him In on DVD. It's available on January 3rd (today) 2.5/5

Studio: Image Entertainment

Run Time: 80 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary featuring Co-Writer, Producer, Director Kelly Smith, Co-Writer Chris Andrews and Co-Producer Mike Mindel
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • The Making of the Visual Effects
  • Trailer

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