Knock Knock (2015)
When 2 young attractive girls (Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas) show up at his doorstep in the rain looking for help, family man Evan (Keanu Reeves) lets them in to use the phone and call a ride. However, when the 2 girls flirt with Evan non-stop, he eventually succumbs to their advances and sleeps with both. The next morning the 2 girls won’t leave and Evan has no idea how to get rid of them. Soon Evan finds himself a prisoner in his own home with no escape in sight.
Directed by gore master Eli Roth (Hostel, The Green Inferno, Cabin Fever), I’m sad to say that Knock Knock is not in his “norm” as far as horror movies go. Taking a page out of most suspense/thrillers, Knock Knock is your typical “stranger shows up at the door and wants to destroy your life,” but in this movie, it is more about the tension than the scares.
There is no doubt that these girls are psychotic! Whatever game they are playing is sadistic and screwed up, but when it comes to their portrayal in the movie, I was confused as to how they managed to overpower a grown man. If he truly felt that his life was in danger (as would I), there are many scenes in the movie when Keanu Reeves could have easily broken free of his bindings and destroyed these tiny girls. Don’t even get me started with the scene with the gun. Keanu Reeves is like 4 feet from them, he could have easily reached for the gun in milliseconds and either taken it or at least gotten the gun pointed another direction in order to pummel these crazy psychos.
As I have ranted about in the past when it comes to horror movies, Knock Knock falls into this category I like to call “bore us for 20 minutess before the story really starts.” Most modern horror flicks nowadays take their sweet ass time getting into the thrills of the story and I HATE IT. This movie takes about 30 minutes between the development and the seduction at the beginning that I almost turned this off. Keanu Reeves’s acting didn’t help either. It was just painful to watch these girls attempt to flirt with a man who wanted nothing to do with them.
All in all, Knock Knock may have created some stress and tension towards the end of the movie, but with a run time of 95 minutes, why settle for this forgettable junk. Go watch one of the many other great horror films in existance and skip this one! Eli Roth is known for his gore and here we got nothing! Shame on you Eli for making this! Co-starring Ignacia Allamand, Aaron Burns and Colleen Camp.
4/10 Stars – No scares… no gore… just some tension, teen psychos and bad acting from Keanu!