DON’T LET HER IN (2021) Reviews of fun Full Moon Features flick

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Don’t Let Her In is a 2021 American horror film about a young couple who rent out their loft to a female artist who turns out to be deadly.

Written and directed by Ted Nicolaou (Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys; Subspecies franchise; TerrorVision).

The Full Moon features production stars Lorin Doctor, Cole Pendery, Kelly Curran and Austin James Parker.


Ben and Amber, an attractive young couple who rent out a room in their spacious loft to Serena, an eccentric, beautiful female artist… and they soon live to regret it…

Slowly but surely, their seductive new tenant invades their minds, their beds and the very fabric of their lives. When Amber finds herself pregnant, the lovers begin to suspect that the fetus growing within her womb is something more than human, something evil… and that Serena has been sent on a maternal mission from Hell itself.

Our view:
Full Moon veteran Ted Nicolau delivers some knowingly tongue-in-cheek tight low-budget horror fun with nods to Rosemary’s Baby. The trio of leads is excellent in their roles, with Kelly Curran, in particular, standing out. There’s some delightfully tacky demon makeup and the LA warehouse location provides a perfect setting for the onscreen urban angst. The only real downside is some slightly off ADR in a couple of scenes and the fact that Don’t Let Her In isn’t longer.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA

Other reviews:
“There’s gratuitous nudity, gore and practical monster effects and transformations. There’s adequate but not especially riveting dialogue and a minimal and entirely predictable plot. The acting is pitched perfectly for the material with an unstated acknowledgement of the dumbness of the script…” Outside Left

“Curran turns in a quality performance as Amber, and her chemistry with her two co-leads is terrific. Doctor gives a winningly chilling turn as the mysterious new roommate, and Pendery does nicely as Amber’s self-absorbed, weak-willed boyfriend. Don’t Let Her In is an entertaining horror tale that serves up some nifty practical effects work. Though the story beats are sometimes familiar, overall the film is a fun one.” The Scariest Things

“As Serena, Lorin Doctor has the looks and the moves to make you believe she could charm her way into the happy couple’s home and their bed even without black magic. And the makeup for her when she’s in her true form is convincing enough to make you believe she’s some kind of demon […] It’s too bad they didn’t give it the extra ten or fifteen minutes it needed to really hit the mark.” Voices from the Balcony

Choice dialogue:
Amber [Kelly Curran]: “You’re a demon and you know it!”

Release date:
The two-part Don’t Let Her In movie will premiere on April 30, 2021, exclusively on via



Cast and characters:
Lorin Doctor … Serena
Cole Pendery … Ben
Kelly Curran … Amber
Austin James Parker … Elias Lambe

Filming locations:
The Nate Starkman Building, Los Angeles, California

Technical details:
1 hour 1 minute

MOVIES and MANIA rating:

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