Don't Let Him In

January 3rd, 2011


Don't Let Him In

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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.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 3.6/10 (697 voted)

Director: Kelly Smith

Stars: Sophie Linfield, Sam Hazeldine, Gordon Alexander

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.

Writers: Kelly Smith, Chris Andrews

Sophie Linfield - Paige
Sam Hazeldine - Shawn
Gordon Alexander - Tristan
Gemma Harvey - Mandy
Rhys Meredith - Calvin
Esther Shephard - Emer
Jason Carter - Sgt Utley
Katie Don-Hughes - Schoolteacher
Poppy Grout - Ellie
Clemmie Rubens - Girl 1

Taglines: Terror Just Got An Invite


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Box Office Details

Budget: £750,000 (estimated)

User Review

Disappointing ! :(

Rating: 3/10

I was given the great opportunity to attend this screening last night of 'Don't Let Him In' at the BAFTA Theatre in London & will say I was truly privileged to have been there & thankful indeed to Kelly & Mike for the invite. I truly mean that.

But on the basis of the film: I have to say I was very disappointed with the final results after 80 minutes

Firstly I found the sound to be very boomy (cheap sounding) in parts & the mix could have been a lot better, considering the time spent on the film & in my opinion the premise itself although promising on the tag-line lacked somewhat in terms of story & characterisations.

I really did not connect with ANY of the characters on screen or cared if they were hacked to bits. I feel no matter what genre it is, there has to be some audience connection with the characters, even with low budget classics such as Halloween or Friday 13th etc, all had pretty much wooden characters there true, but there was something elusive or tangible about them or the atmosphere present in the film itself which this film sadly lacked in abundance...sorry!

I am truly sorry to write this, but I believe in giving my own 'personal opinion' & is nothing more &..of course I will have many others who may or may not agree with me..C'est La vie.

I will positively say that the editing was pretty much spot on & some of the visual effects were quite good for this genre but I just did not feel any 'real' atmosphere or feel on the edge of my seat. A couple of jumps here & there but they're quite easy to pull of in any horror film really.

So to conclude: A good idea for a synopsis/treatment but unfortunately was not conceived well. Shame!


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