Advertisements

Don’t Kill It (2016)

Review by CJ

Director:
Mike Mendez

Starring:
Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe

Other notable appearances:
Tony Bentley

Running time:
83 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Death Proof, Grindhouse, Planet Terror

 

A small Mississippi town is plagued by a demon that possesses the person who kills its existing host. Jebediah Woodley (Lundgren) is a demon hunter who has battled this demon in the past and teams up with Agent Evelyn Pierce (Klebe) to save Chickory Creek from annihilation.

Don’t Kill It isn’t a great film in terms of production value, but it is ridiculously entertaining and pulls of horror comedy in a way that not many films have managed to do in the past. It has a vibe that reminds me of Planet Terror and similar grindhouse homage films.

Lundgren was the draw card to this film for me. Scrolling through possible horror options, I saw him on the cover and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see his work in a horror flick. Didn’t have a clue what the film was about and was very impressed by the performance given by Lundgren. His comedy chops are a lot more impressive than I would have imagined and he, of course, nails the butt kicking parts.

There are some very funny scenes in Don’t Kill It but — a warning to the squeamish — there are also some incredibly gory ones. The gore is often very fake, but there is one scene in particular that made me cringe. It involves a finger. That’s all I’m saying.

Overall, Don’t Kill It was never going to win any Academy Awards but it is a thoroughly enjoyable foray into the horror comedy genre and well worth a look for fans of the Evil Dead series, grindhouse flicks and cheesy horror fun.

Rating:

“It appears there’s some kind of supernatural thing afoot.”
“What the fuck?!”
“Eunice, that is not helpful.”

Advertisements

1 Comment on Don’t Kill It (2016)

  1. Good review! Will go look for this dittie!

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: