Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Movie Review: "Don't Listen"

Netflix brings us the Spanish supernatural horror movie "Don't Listen." The 2020 indie production is an effective little thriller from 32-year-old director / co-writer Ángel Gómez Hernández and co-writer Santiago Díaz. What we get here is a healthy dose of jump-scares, well-paced dread, and heartbreaking moments brought to us by good actors who know how to share their character's emotions with viewers. 

After the strange death of his young son at their new home, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert in "Don't Listen. "

A creepy kid. The old dark house. Ghosts and apparitions. Witches. They even manage to fit an exorcism into "Don't Listen." An actual floating spectre is the cherry on top. Some might feel it's just more of the same all mashed together, but I found it to be an entertaining and thoughtful treat. It is rated TV-MA for violence, gore, frightening and intense sequences, language, and depictions of suicide.