No good deed goes unpunished. You can go out of your way to help a stranger only to find yourself in a dangerous situation. Knock Knock is a movie that shows you just how dangerous things can get.
The plot is about a family man Evan who stays home while his family goes on vacation, and during a rainstorm, he gets a knock on the door. Two random women are at his door, and because he is gentleman, he decides to let them in. What follows after that is a tale of home invasion at it’s most extreme.
This film was directed by horror legend Eli Roth, and is more so a psychological horror than anything. Evan is going through extreme mental torture during his ordeal and the viewers are left to decide the reason behind it. The one common thread I saw when looking into the film is the fact this movie would have had more of a payoff if Evan was actually guilty of a crime, and that’s why this was happening to him.
For example, the subject of pedophiles is brought into the story, and even though Evan may not actually be guilty of it, I think it would have given a better resolution to the film. Instead it turns into a victim of happenstance. Evan is a good guy who doesn’t deserve what happened to him. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The horror of it how quickly life can be turned upside down due to the simple decision of helping someone, not knowing their true intentions.
Keanu Reeves had a great performance in this one. The movie keeps the tension going, and you never know what to expect next. The ending is not as satisfying due to reasons explored earlier. It is definitely worth watching, and it is currently streaming on Peacock.
If you already seen Knock Knock, feel free to leave your thoughts below!
Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla –