A man struggling with a broken relationship has a strange and frightening visitation by a Black Eyed Child.

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Matthew Holmes

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Matthew Holmes
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Joshua Jaeger Joshua Jaeger ... Lucas
Bailey Barbour ... The Boy
Gregory Quinn Gregory Quinn ... Officer McKean
Nadia Fragnito Nadia Fragnito ... Diane
Adam Willson Adam Willson ... Nathan
Rain Fuller ... The Boy (voice)
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Lucas' relationship has collapsed and his girlfriend is moving out. Whilst dealing with his grief, Lucas answers a strange knocking at his door late one night. An unusual young boy is on his porch asking to be let inside. When Lucas notices the boy has completely black eyes, he refuses the child's request. The child then reveals himself to be far more sinister than Lucas could ever have imagined. Written by Matthew Holmes

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Don't Let Them In.

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Short | Horror

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2014 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Warburton, Victoria, Australia

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AUD 1,500 (estimated)
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Two Tone Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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The entire Australian cast had to master American accents for their roles. See more »

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Due to the the movie being filmed in Australia, an Australian car with the drivers seat on the "wrong" side is seen several times. See more »

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Exceedingly lame
13 May 2017 | by GrangerSee all my reviews

When a short has a rating of 8.7 from 13 people and not one written review, you can be assured those people were somehow involved in the making of the film.

I save 1-star reviews for the worst flicks. This crosses that threshold for two reasons: 1) excessive and gratuitous F-bombs that screamed out "I can't write a better script than this" and 2) being just plain lame.

I understand that certain language has embedded itself in our society today and is unfortunately an increasingly common tool among film-makers. But when that language becomes the primary dialog in the script to the point it takes away from the story, that's when it proves the script writer and director likely couldn't think of anything more intelligent to say.

As far as the plot, this is a film in which I could actually tell you the entire story right now (I won't of course) and it wouldn't detract from the film at all. The reason is because if you've read the summary of the film, you've read everything the film presents. There is no lead-up, no climax, no explanation, no ending. It's just a "scary boy with black eyes tries to get in a house" short. The title of the film is misleading. There is no "artifact" that I could see anywhere, no cause or purpose, no resolution. It's just a very lame "Oh, look at the actor kid wearing black contacts and someone blackened out some of his teeth". That's the point that comes across-- a poor makeup job and an absolutely pointless story.

The only saving grace of this entire flick is the acting. All of the actors do a rather good job-- especially with the dialog they're given. Beyond that, this is a loser... only worthy of a review to let others know that yes, you can pre-recover 12 minutes of your life by giving this a skip and doing something interesting. This isn't even a good "preview" into a potential movie. It isn't scary, it isn't interesting; it's just a dive into a dialog cesspool and a belly-flop into a swimming pool with the cover still on it.

One-star, definitely.


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