Don’t Let Them In – UK, 2020 – first reviews

‘Whatever you do…’

Don’t Let Them In is a 2020 British home invasion horror feature film about masked intruders seeking revenge against a reformed child killer.

Directed, co-produced and edited by Mike Dunkin (The Red Haven; The Lucifer Effect; The Harrowing) from a screenplay co-written with co-producer and production designer Daniel Aldron, The Way Out Pictures production stars Michelle Luther (The Red Haven), Aidan O’Neill, Scott Suter and Amanda Hunt.

Plot:

Following the brutal murder of a young girl fifteen years ago, a reformed David Pierce is released from an asylum and returns to his family home: The Twelve Bells Inn, a long-abandoned pub.

When two social workers pay a routine visit, things are clearly not what they seem.

Sinister masked intruders spark a savage confrontation, which leads to an all-out assault. Torn between their own safety and a duty to their client, the courageous heroes must outwit and fight relentlessly to survive the night…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Sure the movie has its ups, downs, quirks and flaws. But don’t we all? If I learned anything from watching Don’t Let Them In is that we should indeed never judge a book by its cover. And that lesson probably goes for movies as well.” 25 Years Later

“There’s a lot of entertainment value here, everything is written well (especially in terms of backstory and personality arcs), and the performances are pretty good. Don’t Let Them In is a noteworthy, entertaining home invasion horror film. Or is that hotel invasion?” Horror Reviews by The Collective

“Director Mike Dunkin and co-writer Daniel Aldron have taken the home invasion idea and added a demonic twist to it. The plot reveals itself bit by bit as it unfolds and it becomes clear very quickly very little is what it seems. I don’t want to give away to much as that would ruin it. I’ll just say the script does a nice job of making even a couple of obvious twists surprising.” Voices from the Balcony

Release:

4Digital Media released Don’t Let Them In in the USA on DVD and Digital on March 3rd 2020 and will release in the UK on DVD and Digital in July 2020.

Choice dialogue:

Karl: “The last time you were out, Michael Jackson was still black. Well, he was alive at least.”

Cast and characters:

  • Michelle Luther … Jenna
  • Aidan O’Neill … Karl
  • Scott Suter … David
  • Amanda Hunt … Officer Ridgeway
  • Sophie Willis … Sophie
  • Amelie Willis … Amelie
  • Rob Murphy … One-eyed Man
  • Scott Britton … Attacker
  • Louis Dunkin … Boy

Filming locations:

South Wales

Technical details:

81 minutes

Notes:

Not to be confused with the 2017 horror anthology film of the same name.

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