Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Don't Let Him In Movie Review 286

Don't Let Him In is a 2011 British horror movie directed by Kelly Smith and starring Sophie Linfield,Sam Hazeldine and Gordon Alexander.

A killer is busy cutting up body parts in his little lair and a girl has been captured and is distraught. Cut to a group of people going down to Devon for the weekend.They are staying at a house in the countryside.
Paige(Linfield) and her boyfriend Calvin(Rhys Meredith) are accompanied by Calvin's sister Mandy(Gemma Harvey) and her friend Tristan(Alexander). They meet a traveller called Emer and she tells them that there is something evil in the woods.The local policeman calls to them and tells them about a killer who is on the loose. The killer is called The Tree Surgeon as he hangs bits of his victims from trees in the forest. He warns them to stay inside at night. Tristan heads off to get supplies alone and the others wonder if he has come to some harm.Calvin and Mandy go to look for him. Paige is alone in the house when someone comes to the door. It is a guy called Shawn(Hazeldine) and he has been hurt.The others find Tristan and come back to find Shawn there.

Shawn tells them that he was attacked by someone in the woods.They let him stay. Calvin and Tristan go fishing but Calvin sees something that he is not meant to on Tristan's phone and is killed by him. Tristan goes back to the house and tells them that Calvin is staying out longer.Paige is worried about her boyfriend and Shawn offers to go out and look for him. He finds Calvin's dead body and everyone thinks that the Tree Surgeon got him. Tristan attacks Paige and then Shawn attacks Tristan. Tristan hurts Shawn and he tries to get Paige who manages to lock him out. Paige goes to get help but Mandy lets Tristan in, not knowing what happened. He kills her. Tristan goes after Paige and tries to kill her but Shawn stops him by slitting his throat. Paige realises that Shawn is the Tree Surgeon. He brings her to his lair where he is cutting up her friends. She escapes, but he follows her, cornering her at a farmyard. She fights with him and they end up impaled on a spike together....

An okay movie with some interesting bits. It isn't what I would call scary really and some of the characters aren't great, but it was entertaining for a while. Nothing special, but if you like British horror then give it a try. I am rating it a 4/10.


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