Don’t Knock Twice is a horror film about a mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter who then becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.
This Horror film throws you through every single genre and moves a Horror movie can make you experience. Throughout the entire movie you are questioning if it’s a paranormal Horror, a haunted house movie, a supernatural movie, a thriller and for the most part questioning if it’s a family drama. This sort of whirlwind of genre’s comes with it’s own way of scaring you, from tension, to jump-scares to build-up to moments of mild gore.
Troubled mother Jess (Katee Sackhoff) is attempting to regain custody of her daughter Chloe (Lucy Boynton) after regrettably giving her up as a child after a struggling with a drug addiction. Chloe who is wrapped up in emotion acts out by going with her friend to a creepy house that used to belong to an alleged child murderer and knocks twice on her door as the legend tells us that one knock wakes her from her bed, two knocks wakes her from the dead. Two knocks later and shit goes down.
Don’t Knock Twice is certainly a Horror film we’ve all seen before but it tries to stay original by throwing an unrelenting wave of sub-genre’s towards us, even towards the latter of the movie sort of manifesting into a creature feature, so the film has be admired for it’s sheer determination to throw everything including the kitchen sink at you and for me watching it in the dark, I felt very uneasy throughout the entire flick. You never know where you stand and you have no idea which path the movie will take so you are constantly over-thinking and almost preparing for the next time your heart tries to escape your chest. For that reason alone, I’d thoroughly recommended going to see this one!
Don’t Knock Twice is in cinemas and on demand 31 March and on DVD 3 April