There’s something easy to latch onto with films that take the Agatha Christie written “And Then There Were None” (or TEN LITTLE INDIANS) and give it a brand new spin. I happen to love films that fall into that category, as it’s always a lot of fun to watch a film based on a group of character getting picked off, one by one, and trying to solve the mystery of who’s doing it and why. It’s a gamble with each one though, for every IDENTITY, there’s a MINDHUNTERS, so like every film, you take your chances.
The Travis Oates-helmed DON’T BLINK (hitting VOD September 18th) looks like another take at the classic story, and judging from the trailer, it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Filled with characters played Mena Suvari (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Brian Austin Green (CHROMESKULL: LAID TO REST II, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES) , Zack Ward (FREDDY VS. JASON, A CHRISTMAS STORY), DON’T BLINK follows a group of friends take a vacation to a mountain resort to get away, and are soon picked off by someone (or something) that wants them all to pretty much disappear. Sounds like a good time to me. While a lot of indie thrillers tend to be carbon copies of similar films, this one actually looks like a fresh story and something to latch onto. Sign me up.
“In this gripping suspense-thriller, 10 friends head to a remote mountain resort for a quiet weekend getaway. But upon their arrival, the rustic lodge is more than just sleepy … it’s deserted.
Food is served, baths are drawn and signs of guests are everywhere but the forest and cabin are eerily silent, devoid of all life. With no gas, cell service or phones to be found, the anxious group is left wondering what to do next.
Suddenly, one of their own vanishes – right in front of their eyes! Terror grips the friends. Miles from the nearest town, tensions run high and loyalties falter as others abruptly, and inexplicably, cease to exist!”
DON’T BLINK stars Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, Zack Ward, Joanne Kelly, Fiona Gubelmann, David de Lautour, Leif Gantvoort, Curtiss Frisle, Emelie O’Hara and Samantha Jacober.
DON’T BLINK hits VOD on September 18th, limited theaters nationwide on September 19th, and DVD on October 14th via Vertical Entertainment/Premiere Entertainment.