Movie Review: Don’t Look (2018)

May 2, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

A few years back, a young girl witnesses ghoulish goods out in the woods (in her rural home to be more precise).

Flash forward to the present day, and a group of New York City goofs decide to ditch the rat race of Metropolis for a tick and haul ass to the family homestead of their pal Nicole (Lindsay Eshelman) located in East Asshair…wait a minute…could that opening sequence have been foreshadowing? I’m like the G0-Gos with that shit…my lips are sealed boils n’ ghouls!

Once there they meet the local yokels, who are weird A.F., but things get even more ass over tea-kettle as soon the ol’ stalk n’ slay bag begins as a killer is walkin’ them there woods and soon the blood starts a-flowin’ and the struggle to survive kicks into high gear!

As you can tell from that sinister synopsis up yonder, Don’t Look will not blow up the horror biz with it’s balls shattering originality, and guess what? It ain’t trying to! Rather, this slasher opus is simply trying to work the tropes and conventions of the beloved genre masterfully, and to that end this mutha succeeds in spades!

Luciana Faulhaber, who directs, stars in, and came up with the story for Don’t Look (aided and abetted by screenwriters Jessica Boucher and Danielle Killay) obviously has a love for traditional “killer in the woods” material, and she delivers a story that skillfully treads well traveled roads while offering a few twists here and there while focusing on some solid characterization (which admittedly can be lacking in these types of affairs)…and the actors on hand are all up to the task…another rarity at times in the world of micro-budget horror (though you lot know that isn’t a deal breaker by any means to your’s cruelly).

I don’t know what else to tell you creeps; Don’t Look is solid slasher spills n’ chills featuring a good cast and storytelling (oh, and the picture looks tight and outta sight too) and should satisfy the murder tooth of every horror hound with and appetite for traditional cat and monstrous mouse shenanigans!




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