Mike Mendez, helmer of a plethora of guilty pleasure genre films, ranging from The Last Heist, Big Ass Spider! and one of the better supernatural shockers this side of the year 2000, The Gravedancers, is back with Don’t Kill It; and just the sheer thought of Dolph Lundgren butting heads with demons had me sold right out of the gate.
Penned by Dan Berk (Body) and Robert Olsen (Body), Don’t Kill It sees Lundgren as grizzled demon hunter Jebediah Woodley, who teams up with FBI sidekick (Kristina Klebe) to do battle with an ancient demon accidentally unleashed in the sparsely populated Mississippi town of Chickory Creek. If the trailer below is anything to go by this looks set to be one bloody, explosive, violent monster of a movie.
Aside from battling demons, Lundgren will be dropping by to pick up an Honorary Maria Award at this year’s Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. At said festival, Don’t Kill It will be part of two explosive “Nights of Action,” screening on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October alongside Justicia Justiciera III, KungFu Karate Annihilator, Headshot, Destroy Madrid, A History of Violence and Plan B.
In the meanwhile we’ll leave you with the first full trailer…
An ancient evil is unleashed in a small Alaskan 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 he has to figure out how to destroy a demon with the ability to possess its killer.