Directed by Mike Mendez (Killers, The Convent)
Written by Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe, Tony Bentley, James Chalke, and Miles Doleac
Rating: Not Rated
Our Rating: ★★1/2 – Definitely worth a watch
No someone kill it! Well, maybe not, more about that later.
An ancient evil is unleashed in a small Mississippi town leaving a trail of death and destruction as it passes from host to host. The only hope of survival lies with a grizzled demon hunter (Dolph Lundgren) who has faced this terror before. Together with a reluctant FBI agent (Kristina Klebe) he has to figure out how to destroy a demon with the ability to possess its killer
The first two scenes of Don’t Kill It certainly grabs your attention. The film starts when a hunter goes into the woods and mistakenly unleashes a demon that is pretty damn violent. It turns the possessed person into a serial killer on steroids. Although, you can actually kill (the possessed person) it, in this case it’s the furthest thing you should do. This is due to the fact that when you kill the possessed the demon jumps into you and cycle repeats and spreads. This demon is more like a homicidal infection.
No, it’s not the best horror film I’ve seen in a while but it has a few bright spots one of which is of course Dolph Lindgren. And yes, I have a soft spot for him, I’m an 80s kid so yes I will always watch Ivan Drago. His character is sort of Crocodile Dundee meets Indiana Jones except he hunts demons. This anti-hero cracks a few jokes, whilst demon killing and being a badass.
Lungren’s humor is a good thing because like I stated earlier ‘Don’t Kill It’ is pretty violent. Personally, I would have liked to see a little bit more fleshing out of the other characters they are a bit stock and flat. The FBI agent turned demon believer was also a badass, and I would have liked more of relationship with her Lundgren. They had nice chemistry and maybe we could have had one or two more demon slayings. However, Don’t Kill It is not bad for a lower budget film.
Don’t Kill It is available on DVD/Blu-Ray and below via Amazon. The Fatale says – See It!