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Don’t Let Them In

An apocalyptic nightmare, where the unknown reigns supreme.
4/5

Review

In Paul Catalanotto’s short horror film ‘Don’t Let Them In’, the dread of the unknown is palpable. A group of survivors huddles together in a desperate bid to shield themselves from the unknown lurking outside. The setting – a pitch-black room lit only by the cold, flickering light of camera phones – creates a claustrophobic atmosphere that is both chilling and mesmerizing.

Catalanotto skilfully uses this limited lighting to his advantage, crafting a visual narrative that heightens the tension with each passing moment. The darkness becomes a character in itself, wrapping the survivors in a shroud of fear and uncertainty. Lauren Price shines as Christy, the central character, whose presence commands attention amidst the rising panic. As the group debates the nature of the threat outside, their curiosity and fear drive a wedge between them, fracturing their fragile unity.

The stakes escalate dramatically when Christy’s friend attempts to gain entry to their refuge. This moment is a turning point, forcing the group to confront the ultimate question: how far will they go to survive? The twist ending is both shocking and thought-provoking, leaving viewers to ponder the true nature of the horror they witnessed.

The ensemble cast delivers respectable performances, each actor contributing to the film’s intense atmosphere. Catalanotto’s direction is precise, ensuring that every frame serves to build suspense. The cinematography, constrained by the darkness, is nothing short of brilliant, proving that sometimes the most terrifying things are those that remain unseen.

‘Don’t Let Them In’ is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts and a testament to Catalanotto’s skill in delivering a story that is as haunting as it is captivating. Highly recommended.

Don't Let Them In Short Horror Film

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