EXCLUSIVE: CLIP RELEASED FOR DOLPH LUNDGREN HORROR FILM DON’T KILL IT
I had the luxury of actually seeing the Dolph Lundgren horror-comedy DON’T KILL IT at the Screamfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. The audience ate it up, with a lot of cheering and hollering in the theater. The official plot, a grizzled demon hunter (Dolph Lundgren) joins forces with a reluctant FBI agent to battle an ancient demon in the small Mississippi town of Chickory Creek. only scratches the surface of the insanity.
See, the concept is actually pretty clever, as it’s about a demon who possesses people, but it only possesses the last person to kill the previous possessed person. Which leads to a lot of mayhem and misunderstandings as citizens in the Mississippi town try to take down those possessed, only to get possessed themselves.
Anyway, here’s a clip, that without context doesn’t do the film justice (and makes it seem ickier than it really is – the demon possessed person is more interested in getting the FBI agent to kill it and then possess her, rather than what it initially looks like). Unfortunate clip use, in my opinion. Take a look, though I will argue it doesn’t represent the film well:
One thing the clip does showcase is Lundgren’s fun world-weariness and cheesy one-liners (though, again, given the context not sure this was one of his better ones). Either way, Lundgren is a blast in the film, and while his sort-of Southern accent is shaky at best, the guy has a weird charisma that’s always captivating. And this film is no exception.
While I wouldn’t say this is a must-see for everyone, if you’re a fan of cult horror films, or especially cult horror-comedy films, I’d say give this one a shot. It’s a lot more clever and fun than films usually are of this type, and Lundgren f*cking kills it.
DON’T KILL IT will be unleashed in select theaters March 3rd, 2017.