#31in31 2017 – ” Don’t Kill It”

“What the hell’sa matter with you?”

Story: Jebediah Woodley is a demon hunter with years of experience. When a demon hits the small town of Chicory Creek, Mississippi, Woodley, along with an FBI agent and the local police, try to stop the carnage. Good luck with that.

Scares: Some gotchas.

Splat factor: Hilariously over the top bloody kills, and tons of the red stuff. Gotta respect the old school tube & syrup.

Closing scene “shocker”?: Yeah, but it’s a fun one.

Remake, Sequel or OG (Original Ghoul)?: Original.

Trick or Treat?: If it dies, it dies. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. But it’s Dolph Lundgren y’all!

Lundgren hams it up as the world-weary hunter. His droll delivery is perfect for the role, and while it felt a little too cool for school at first, Lundgren’s sense of fun grew on me. His Woodley looks like a giant version of Dean Winchester after years of hunting on rough roads. You can tell he’s cool because he vapes and bucks the system. Rebel!

A few scenes drag on too long, as if they’re padding the runtime…which, as the film clocks in at less than an hour and a half, is probably the case. And yeah, it wouldn’t be a modern day low budget horror without a little of the ol’ obvious CGI.

But this film really revels in its cheesy goodness, which turns what could have been a one star write off into a hoot. Add in a bunch of actors that are up for a good time, and Don’t is low budget horror that’s much better than it has a right to be. A cross between Supernatural, Dead Alive, and Wynonna Earp, Don’t is a horror comedy that wobbles at first, but finds its groove in plenty of time to entertain anyone willing to give it a chance.  Dolph Lundgren y’all.

Score: 3.5 out of 5 pumpkins.

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