DON’T KNOCK TWICE is a slow burn
(but predictable) chiller that is at least worth a rent, but I don’t count this movie getting a sequel. The movie is
inspired by the Knock Dead Ginger urban legend. In DON’T KNOCK TWICE,
there is a haunted house where a witch died. If you knock on her door once, she
will wake from her bed. If you knock on it twice, she will come from her grave
and go after you. Trouble teen Chloe (Lucy Boynton) defies that local warning
and knocks on the door twice. First, her boyfriend disappears and she runs to
the home of her estranged mother, Jess (Katee Sackhoff), who is picking up the pieces of her life and is a successful sculptor/
artist. Despite strange things going on, Jess doesn’t believe her daughter
at first and then she does everything she can to save her from a relentless supernatural force. The movie has franchise written all over it, but it would be better off as a one off movie since
it seems like the great cast seem to be slumming it in this suspenseful and yet predictable horror film. I guessed the twists long before the main characters found the info.
There is a making-of featurette that ahs
interviews with cast and crew mixed with behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the movie.
Also included on the disc are the theatrical
trailer and previews for other release from IFC Midnight/ Scream Factory. There is
also the movie in standard definition on DVD in the combo pack.
FINAL ANALYSIS: DON’T KNOCK TWICE
is entertaining and yet predictable horror movie. Just rent it- don’t buy
it. It is only worth one view despite a great cover jacket image. If you want to own a movie from director Caradog James, go buy THE MACHINE which is ten times better
than DON’T KNOCK TWICE.
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