Review: Don’t Look Back
DVD & Digital: Don’t Look Back (2020)
Vilified both in the general media and social media, the witnesses soon discover that their inaction during the attack has invoked a mysterious and deadly force that wants them to suffer too.
Written and directed by Jeffrey Reddick (creator of the Final Destination franchise) Don’t Look Back begins with a very similar onscreen vibe to Final Destination, but whereas that franchise put thrills, tension, and inventive deaths onscreen, this unfortunately has none of them.
A good set-up at the beginning ultimately went nowhere for me, leading to zero empathy for the characters or the situation they found themselves in. Even the (few) deaths shown onscreen, which are usually the parts that get the horror crowd whooping and hollering, fell flatter than the person who threw themselves out of a window in this.
Kourtney Bell is the highpoint for me with a solid performance as Caitlin Kramer; one of the witnesses at the beginning. Apart from her there really wasn’t much else that kept my interest through to the inevitable “surprise” ending.
Review by Dave from a screening link kindly supplied by Dazzler Media via The Warrior Agency.