Knock Knock – Directed by Eli Roth | KT Review

‘Who’s there?’ – Evan, Knock Knock

Starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, & Ana de Armas. Knock Knock is part comedy, part horror, and a lot psychological. Opening the door to strangers looking for help isn’t a new thing in horror movies. But what happens to this loving father and devoted husband after he tries to help is a break from the norm. It just goes from bad to disturbing to might as well have dug the grave yourself.

I first watched this movie just after John Wick came out on download. There was a moment, right in the middle, where I was yelling at the TV. WTF Keanu! How did you drop the knife, I just saw you take out 20 blokes in a nightclub when you were out of practice. I guess I got a bit involved. And also, yeah, it might not be football but I do yell at the TV sometimes.

It’s a completely different role to John Wick and impressive that he could go from filming one to the other so quickly. He’s playing a nice guy who tries to help two young women on a cold, rainy night. They do bad things.

Part of what I liked about Knock Knock was that it wasn’t shot like a horror movie. It had a warm, cosy feel to it…no, that’s not what I mean. It felt like…it felt like Eli Roth was messing with my head again. There’s always a dark humour to his films, which I love, but usually there’s a lot more blood.

What let it down a little…

The movie kept feeling like it had ended and then kept going. But when it did get to the actual ending I was laughing my socks off. And honestly, I really felt sorry for the guy (Keanu), there was nothing he was going to be able to say to his family that was going to make it okay again. Like: Babe, it was them, there was nothing I could do to prevent it. I tried to run away, I really did, but I just wasn’t good at it. 

Knock Knock
via IMDb

Knock Knock Review Conclusion

I can’t help it, I keep watching it – There’s just something about this movie that keeps me coming back, despite the weird never ending ending. And the completely unbelievable kitchen scene.

4 stars 

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