‘Knock Knock’ – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 4 out of 10
Synopsis: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Our Thoughts: ‘Knock Knock’ starts of innocently enough, with two seemingly innocent women ask for help after being stranded in the rain.
The first half drags a little bit leading up to the much anticipated threesome. Some painfully awkward conversations and an attempt to sweet talk supposedly devoted husband Evan lead to a night of gratuitous sex. We go in knowing that he is going to be seduced, which starts out more like rape that he eventually participates in, but not what the girls’ game plan is. Wondering what their motive is keeps you watching.
Evan regrets what he did real fast, as the girls make themselves at home in his house. They claim to be underage and try to blackmail him. Eventually he drops them at a nearby playground. However, as expected, they come back.
Unlike most horror, the girls are the ones doing the rape and torture in this film. Unfortunately, the characters are extremely annoying and you completely hate them from the get go, with the exception of Evan, who is just an innocent idiot. Aside from that, Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas are believable as the psychotic sexy chicks.
Overall I didn’t enjoy the movie, with the exception of the final note it ended on. If you’re an Eli Roth fan, you will want to give it a shot, but it was definitely not one of his better films. If you haven’t see any of his films, you’ll want to watch ‘Cabin Fever’ instead.