Five New York City millennials escape the big city for a Thanksgiving weekend in the country. That said, as happens in horror movies, their peaceful getaway is soon interrupted by a local psycho, who may have a connection to one of them.
Luciana Faulhaber wrote, co-produced, directed and acted in the film, of which she says, “It was important for me to create work that shows the female characters as they are in real life – none of us are waiting to be saved by some Prince Charming.”
This throwback to slashers moves pretty quickly, looks good and has some fun scenes, such as when one blindfolded girl believes that her boyfriend’s blood being sprayed on her is just his premature ejaculation. I’ve never seen that in a movie before!
I’ve said this before — and will again, I can be a broken record — but even the lowest rung slashers of the early 1980’s rival the scares of the best films of today. Don’t Look won’t change your world but is a pleasant look back at the stalk and kill films that ruled the drive-ins and theaters of, let’s say, 1981.
Don’t Look releases on VOD and DVD May 14 from Wild Eye Releasing.
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