Review: Don’t Knock Twice

Title: Don’t Knock Twice
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Caradog James
Starring: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan
Runtime: 1 hr 33 mins

What It Is: Jess (Sackhoff) is a sculptor trying to reconnect with her estranged daughter Chloe (Boynton). When Chloe begins to feel as though she is haunted by the local legend that supposedly stole a friend of hers from youth. This demon is apparently controlling a former neighbor who subsequently killed herself. Now it haunts all those who dare knocks twice on the front door of her former home. Jess will do whatever she must to save Chloe from this unknown entity.

What We Think: This movie sucks! It is really bad. If you want a horror movie with Katee Sackhoff in it stick to Oculus because it is much better. To start everything that happens in relation to the “demon” is a freaking mess. Most if not all of the story makes no sense. The demons intentions and even identity change minute by minute. Likewise, the story takes nonsensical turn after nonsensical turn. Sackhoff is a good actress and Boynton showed she had some chops in Sing Street and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House despite the latter being a terrible film. Here though they get buried in horror cliches and dumb decisions.

Our Grade: F, There really is no point in seeing this film. It lacks any semblance of substance. This is not in any sense a good film. I plead with you Katee Sackhoff, stop making bad horror films and maybe just try to get into some better ones. I don’t know what Caradog James was even doing here. This was his first feature and unless he can improve his quality I am going to hope it is his last. So…Cara..Dog…its on you man!

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