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Don't Let Him In (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 9 August 2011 (Netherlands)
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Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.

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Kelly Smith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sophie Linfield ... Paige
Sam Hazeldine ... Shawn
Gordon Alexander ... Tristan
Gemma Harvey Gemma Harvey ... Mandy
Rhys Meredith ... Calvin
Esther Bishop Esther Bishop ... Emer (as Esther Shephard)
Jason Carter Jason Carter ... Sgt Utley
Katie Don-Hughes Katie Don-Hughes ... Schoolteacher
Poppy Grout Poppy Grout ... Ellie
Clemmie Rubens Clemmie Rubens ... Schoolgirl
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Storyline

What if you invited a serial killer on holiday? Heading off for a weekend in the country, Paige & Calvin reluctantly allow Calvin's brash younger sister to bring along Tristan, an arrogant city trader she's picked up in a one-night stand; but when the group learn a brutal serial killer is plaguing the area, Paige must confront the disturbing truth about Tristan. Written by Anonymous

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Terror Just Got An Invite

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

La Casa nel Bosco See more »

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Budget:

£3,200,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (Super 16mm)| Color (NTSC Color)

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[last lines]
Shawn: [sneers] What's so funny?
[last lines]
Paige: [smugly] You look terrified
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene showing a now undead Shawn wandering the forests looking for another potential victim. See more »

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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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Guiding Star
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Are there some killers in the house?
29 November 2011 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Since my viewing of "Don't Let Him In", I deliberately waited two days to write this comment, allowing for the film to sink in a bit deeper. My very first impression wasn't overly positive, but there were a few aspects that I felt were worth pondering about. For example, some of the principal characters are very identifiable and sympathetic, but the killings are cruel and extremely sadistic. This combination leaves a rather unpleasant aftertaste in your stomach just after finishing the film, but the memory that sticks permanently is that "Don't Like Him In" is a new horror movie that dares to shock and provoke the audience perhaps? The premise of the film is rather basic. Calvin and Paige, a joyous young couple, have planned a weekend in the Southern British countryside where Calvin grew up. They also invite Calvin's baby sister Mandy, a little troublemaker who always picks the wrong guys to date. She just spend the night with the extremely arrogant and obviously up- to-no-good bloke Tristan; who reluctantly accepts the invitation but mainly because he has to hide from authorities. Upon arriving in the cottage, the foursome also immediately receives warning that the neighborhood is under the reign of terror of a crazed serial killer with a peculiar modus operandi. The aptly nicknamed "Tree Surgeon" dismembers his victims and hangs the body parts in trees. Obviously they will confront the killer eventually, but there's a fair chance the group will already be traumatized by then. Director/co-writer Kelly Smith – usually an editor – assures a logical unfolding of the plot, complete with some clichés and red herrings, and she (at least I assume Kelly is a female) often even manages to generate a morbid and deeply uncomfortable ambiance. The acting is remarkably good! As stated above, the good- natured characters are genuinely amiable and the ill-tempered ones are, in fact, very despicable. The murder sequences and make-up effects are raw and grisly, but I guess that could also be seen as an additional recommendation for horror fanatics.


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