Don’t Let the Devil In is a 2016 American psychological horror film written and directed by Courtney Fathom Sell (co-director of Werewolf Bitches from Outer Space). It stars Marc Slanger (House on the Edge of Hell; A Terrorist Ate My Brain), Jordan Lewis and Mark Baker.
Newlyweds John and Samantha Harris, seek to start their already crumbling marriage somewhere outside of New York City. John, an alcoholic suffering from PTSD, struggles to cope. Yet, when John is relocated to a small town deep within the Appalachian Mountains in order to oversee the development of a Casino, it seems like the perfect opportunity for the couple.
Warned that there may be some anger and resentment from the townsfolk, the newlyweds proceed into the heart of Appalachia with healthy optimism. It doesn’t take long until things begin to feel sinister towards the couple.
Soon, it becomes evident that not only are they not wanted, but they have found themselves wrapped up within a nightmarish tapestry of pure evil that lurks within the underbelly of small town America…
“Don’t Let the Devil In is a moody slice of small town paranoia with political undertones that might give some viewers something to ponder, even if it won’t necessarily leave their spine tingling. But its mystery is engaging enough to maintain interest until the end and it’ll undoubtedly please fans of horror fare pertaining to cults and bizarre communities.” Kieran Fisher, Scream magazine
“If the main characters of Samantha and John Harris were played with more realism by the actors, and got the audience’s attention this would have been a fairly decent occult type thriller but due to the dismal acting you can’t help but yawn at their performances. In conclusion Don’t Let the Devil In is one of those films that you watch and quickly forget.” Peter Hopkins, Horror Screams Video Vault
“A pretty cool horror thriller that really understands how to build up tension and suspense while keeping the audience guessing until the end, and a film that knows when it’s better to only hint at things rather than to drag them out into the light and explain everything away, boring the audience to death in the process. And while the film also stays away from spectacle as such, it still uses powerful, atmospheric imagery to bring its point across.” Mike Haberfelner, Search My Trash