DVD Review: DON’T LOOK

DON’T LOOK was directed by Luciana Faulhaber from a screenplay by Jessica Boucher and Danielle Killay and stars Luciana Faulhaber, Jeff Berg, Lindsay Eshelman,Curtis K. Case, Javier E. Gomez, Hailey Heisick and Jarrod Robbins.

Five friends from New York City embark on a rural getaway for a holiday vacation, but they soon find themselves being targeted by a local, murderous psycho, who may have connections to the group.

This 2018 slasher follows Lorena (Luciana Faulhaber), Ted (Jeff Berg), Sebastian (Javier E. G√≥mez), Nicole (Lindsay Eshelman) and Alex (Curtis K Case), five friends who head out for a holiday getaway. They stay at Nicole’s old family home that holds some bad memories for her. They don’t even get settled in good when they meet their intruding neighbors, Kelly (Jarrod Robbins) and Sherri Baby (Hailey Heisick), two backwoods weirdos who are living in the cabin next door. These two are sketchy and set an unsettling vibe to the friend’s vacation getaway.

What happens is, the friends start getting murdered by a masked psychopathic killer and this mysterious menace is taking them out in brutal fashion. The big question is, who’s killing them? One by one, they’re slaughtered like pigs until it comes down to a few survivors and this is when the big shocker is introduced. Like I stated up top, Nicole has some bad memories about this place, and with the help of a few flashbacks and some other revelations, all is revealed in the end.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The DVD disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Don’t Look ended up being a fun horror romp that pays homage to those awesome slashers from the 80’s. There’s a mysterious killer on the loose and there’s lots of blood and gore that come with this terrifying masked menace that looks like the country version of the Babyface killer in The Hills Run Red. The movie has an interesting story and it comes with a shocker that’s revealed close to the end. I thought the cast did a really good job with their characters but the spotlight is easily on Luciana Faulhaber who pulls double duty as the director and one the characters. She did a great job with everything, from setting things up, to the slice and dice that Don’t Look has to offer. I guess the only gripe I have is that it’s way too short but that’s about it. This is a micro-budget indie film, and where so many fail, this one succeeds. Don’t Look is now available on DVD.

Distributor: Wild Eye Releasing

Run Time: 71 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen (1.85:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Special Features: The extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette (01:13) and the official trailer (01:07).

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