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Don't Look

Classic 1980’s comedy horror is alive and well in this over-the-top and wildly-funny feature that pays homage to the campy grindhouse films of that era. In this stylized twist re-worked for the digital age, five sexy NYC millennials head into farm country for a feel-good Thanksgiving weekend, only to get caught up in the middle of a bloody family mess.


Nicole, Ted, Lorena, Alex and Sebastian are five New York City yuppies who escape the big city for a weekend of fun and frolic in rural Pennsylvania. Yet something threatens to shatter their peaceful getaway. As it turns out, Nicole has invited her friends to her family's old farm, where her parents died mysteriously. Having lost the family farm many years ago, Nicole intends on reclaiming it - but it will cost her.

Upon arriving at their idyllic farmhouse getaway, everything seems perfect as our friends let down their guard with food, drinks and sexy romance. The mood quickly turns sour as Nicole's painful memories begin to encroach and her friends suddenly start to go

As their savagely butchered dead bodies begin to turn up, the race is on for Nicole and her surviving friends to find the unknown killer before it's too late. Is it the old farm's creepy caretaker? Or the caretaker's fetish-loving wife? Or is there a darker force at work, an uncontrollable force unleashed from Nicole's shadowy, hidden past?

Classic 1980's comedy horror campiness, gore and laugh-out-loud fun, blend in this over-the-top tribute to 1980's cult horror and the grindhouse, masked-killer movie tradition of the era - now re-imagined with sexy, digital edge, for the new millennium.

  • Luciana Faulhaber
  • Jessica Boucher
  • Danielle Killey
  • Javier E. Gomez
  • Luciana Faulhaber
  • Lindsay DiFulvio
  • Luciana Faulhaber
    Key Cast
  • Javier E. Gomez
    Key Cast
  • Linday DiFulvio
    Key Cast
  • Curtis K. Case
    Key Cast
  • Hailey Heisick
    Key Cast
  • Jarrod Robbins
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Berg
    Key Cast
  • Eduardo Navas
    FX Make Up
  • Gredivel Vasquez
    FX Make Up
  • Cara Rae
    FX Make Up
  • Bruna Mebs
    Costume Department
  • Rosalyn Isidro
    Costume Department
  • Sebastian Nieves
  • Thiago Tibeiro
    Original Music Composer & Sound Design
  • Anthony Thompson, Jr.
    Sound Mixer & Boom Operator
  • Sean Caesar
    Production Designer
  • Luciana Faulhaber
    Film Editing
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror Comedy, Grindhouse, Camp, Woman Filmmaker, Latino, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    65,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 USA
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • North Hollywood Cinefest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 26, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Best Director Nomination
  • Rock Horror In Rio Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro
    April 6, 2018
    South American Premiere
    Scariest Film Award by Audience Choice
  • Toronto International Spring of Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
    April 7, 2018
    Canadian Premiere
    Best Effects Award
  • Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
    North Charleston
    United States
    South Carolina Premiere
    Best Produced Screenplay Award; Best Feature Film, Director, Effects, Cinematography, Actor Nominations
Distribution Information
  • Wild Eye Releasing
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Luciana Faulhaber

Luciana Faulhaber was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She moved after being awarded and academic scholarship to study biology and research at Fordham University. After graduating top of her class, she continued her studies at Columbia University where she also received a scholarship to pursue a Master's degree in political science.

After a traumatic personal event Luciana decided to change her life, and pursue her calling of performing and filmmaking. Since then, Luciana has studied at the Esper Studios, Lesly Kahn, Labyrinth Theatre Company content Master Class, and UBC training. Luciana then continued to create her first production company World Player's Inc. focusing on Off and Off Off Broadway productions culminating with the highly acclaimed New York premiere production of "The Smell of Popcorn", at Teatro IATI, with her producing partner Javier E. Gomez.

Subsequently, Luciana and Javier continued to create film content establishing Enuff Productions, and starting with short films such as "Breaking Free", "4-Play" and the "Don't Look" trailer. Luciana not only created the feature film concept of "Don't Look", but together with her producing partner Javier, they developed and produced the entire picture. Luciana also starred and directed the film. She is very proud of the work that the team put together, and is currently applying to directing programs. Luciana intends to continue creating, producing and directing content.

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Director Statement

"Don't Look" was based on an urban legend that I heard about while experiencing my first American Thanksgiving holiday. I was both culture-shocked by the American rural community, and curious by not knowing what happened on a certain evening, 40 years ago, when a gunshot was heard and a body was found. Was it a cover up? What was the role of the police in the story?

As I laid on a couch with animal heads and eyes staring at me, the creep factor was undeniable. At that moment, "Don't Look" was conceived. I returned home with the idea of making a film that would bring me back to my best memories of sitting on a couch with my older siblings, delighted by the fear and the comfort of their protection.

These factors combined with the frustration of not being able to get into audition rooms, and the lack of work and opportunity for Latinos and other artists considered "ethnic", made me realize that I had reached a limit and said enough. "Enuff Productions" was born, and the Kickstarter campaign to make the movie, went live.
"Don't Look" came from the need by its creators to "go beyond", play non-typed cast characters, and work with a script and a genre, that traditionally, they would never have the opportunity to work on. These performers became creators, producers and director, spearheading the creative process and making sure that these roles were empowering, and not stereotypical.

It was our priority to have a multicultural cast. The film is also female-centric story in which women are supporting each other, instead of undermining the other, the gay character is our hero risking it all to save his friends, and our African American lead is not the first to die - in contrast with tired and cliched horror movie formats. We were able to change the players while still keeping the traditional, fun, campy feeling of the 80s slasher films that I grew up watching. For just under 50k, we have all practical effects from recreated body parts, explosions and crane shots.

Take a look at "Don't Look", and see how a committed team of emerging and upcoming professionals from all multiple backgrounds, on a tight budget, but with bold vision and passion, created a tribute to 1980's horror, with a modern twist.