REVIEW: DO NOT DISTURB

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Distribution/Production Company: RLJ Entertainment, Ruthless Pictures, Image Entertainment
Directed by: B.C. Furtney
Written By: B.C. Furtney
Starring: Stephen Geoffreys, Tiffany Shepis, Ezra Buzzington, Corey Haim
Running Time: 88 minutes
Rating: Not Rated

SYNOPSIS:

Holed up in a seedy hotel, Hollywood screenwriter Don Malek (Fright Night & 976-Evil‘s Stephen Geoffreys) is scripting a diabolical plan for revenge. But instead of writing about a bloodthirsty serial killer, Don is doing the dirty work with his own hands. Tiffany Shepis (The Violent Kind, Night Of The Demons Remake) and Corey Haim (The Lost Boys) also star in this gritty, jolting thriller where no one is safe…and checkout time is sooner than you think.

I’m not exactly certain where to begin with B.C. Furtney’s DO NOT DISTURB. I just spent the weekend watching it. Well, not the entire weekend, of course, but I watched it 3 times. I generally do that for films before I write a review so I can get a good grasp (or so I hope) on it. With DO NOT DISTURB, however, I continually had this odd sensation that I was missing something. It seemed as though there were parts missing, like some obscure Italian horror film from the 70’s that someone cut the real juicy bits out of. Thus began the mysterious tale of two movies. DO NOT DISTURB was originally, way back in 2010, titled NEW TERMINAL HOTEL. I’m fairly certain the title was changed in order to reach a larger audience as “DO NOT DISTURB” has more of a thriller feel to it than the oddly specific “NEW TERMINAL HOTEL,” particularly when paired with an ominous streak of blood. But was that all that had been changed?

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