Don't Run is the story of a socially awkward boy named Peter (Danny Irizarry - Rink) who is forced to be in bed by sundown when a demonic figure with a face covered in bandages unleashes a night time creature who will attack Peter if he leave the bed during the night. When the creature begins killing people Peter shuts himself away, but can he protect the girl next door from being the next victim.
The film has a pretty good premise, it's different and engaging which would work if the acting on hand wasn't awful.The character of Peter grows more and more annoying as the film goes by while his bully has about as much charisma as a rock. The only character who is even close to likeable is Amy, played by Charlotte Arnold (Men at War) who would fit into an decent young person horror film with out standing out for the wrong reasons.
The scenes of terror work okay, the idea of the creature under the bed being used in a constructive way which is a good a story telling vehicle. When looking at the demons I personally like the look of the visiting demon and even the look of the beast in the wardrobe, who we get a glimpse of near the conclusion of the film. The end seemed a little clunky, feeling a bit rushed once we finally get to the meat of the action, but overall the film wasn't awful, it has a good story with an 80's feel to it. While Peter is as dull as dish water you can see he being that bullied loner kid who still stands up for himself in an odd way. I would serious just recast the bully kid.
With a better cast this could of been a much better film, however if you like a more low budget horror feel you may feel more at home than I did with this one.