Knock Knock (2015)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Eli Roth
Producer: Eli Roth, Muguel Asensio, et. al.
Screenplay: Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo, et. al.
Date Released: January 23, 2015 (sundance)
Keanu Reeves as Evan Webber
Lorenza Izzo as Genesis
Ana de Armas as Bel
Ignacia Allamand as Karen Alvarado
Dan Baily as Jake
Megan Baily as Lisa
Rating = 1.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The film follows the story of a middle aged married man named Evan who is left alone in his house for the weekend during father’s day. While staying home by himself, two attractive women knock on the door to his house and tell him that they are on their way to a party and lost. Evan invites them in the home to dry off and wait for an Uber, but their stay may be extended.
There is no blood or gore in this film. This film relies more heavily on suspense and thriller.
The Grave Review
Knock Knock is a pretty boring film. This was not one of Eli Roth’s best works. This film was simply another adaptation of a home invasion that turned into someone’s nightmare. The film was slow paced and mainly a dialogue throughout most of the film. In terms of story progression, very little has happened within the first 30 minutes of the film. It seems that I am always comparing the controversial Clockwork Orange home invasion scene with every other film that tries to mimic the cult classic. Nothing ever seems to come close and this film is no exception.
Even Keanu Reeves could not make up for the cliché story and baseless plot. There simply was no clear motive for the antagonists actions other than possibly to prove a point. If horror films teach us anything, it is to never open the door for anything late at night when it’s raining and you are living in the middle of no where.
From an entertainment standpoint, Knock Knock offers very little to viewers. But if your a fan of Eli Roth’s works, you may want to try this out but do not expect much. The most impressive part of the film was the house it was shot in.
For the foregoing reasons. Grave Reviews gives Knock Knock (2015) one and a half graves out of five graves
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