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Don't Knock Twice (2016)

R | | Horror | 3 February 2017 (USA)
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A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

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Caradog W. James (as Caradog James)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katee Sackhoff ... Jess
Lucy Boynton ... Chloe
Richard Mylan Richard Mylan ... Ben
Nick Moran ... Boardman
Pascale Wilson Pascale Wilson ... Ginger
Javier Botet ... Ginger Special
Pooneh Hajimohammadi ... Tira
Sarah Buckland Sarah Buckland ... Louisa
Jordan Bolger ... Danny
Ania Marson ... Mary Aminov
Callum Griffiths ... Michael Flowers
Lee Fenwick Lee Fenwick ... Middle Aged Man
David Broughton-Davies ... Caretaker
Melissa Woodbridge Melissa Woodbridge ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Lindall ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The sculptor Jess unsuccessfully tries to retrieve the custody of her teenage daughter Chloe. During the night, Chloe and her boyfriend Danny play a prank challenging an urban legend: and they knock twice on the door of the witch Mary Aminov. Soon Danny is hunted down by a fiend and vanishes. When Chloe is haunted by the evil spirit, she flees to the house of her estranged mother and her husband Ben to stay with her mother. Soon the demon finds her and haunts the house while Ben is traveling. Jess' model Tira sees darkness around Chloe and she researches the Internet about the mystery. Meanwhile Detective Boardman is investigating the disappearance of Danny and suspects Jess is manipulating her troubled daughter. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Pray she doesn't answer

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Knock Twice See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Jess destroys the door with an axe it seems to be a nod to "The Shining" (1980) since the perspective and the unusual camera movement are exactly the same. See more »

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It sounds scary but it's not scary enough.
10 February 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It's kinda strange though, who doesn't knock Twice when banging on a door? Kinda puts everyone in danger.

So Kastee Sackhoff plays an artist who's trying to rebuild a relationship with the daughter she left behind for her career, when her daughter becomes hunted by the town's urban legend.

The story lays out pretty cool, but the movie overall is very cheesy, but at the same time it can scare you (or at least the attempt to is decent).

Don't knock twice has good creepy sound effects and music that really help set that mood. It's amazing how two movies could have similar visuals yet one movie is able to scare you with those visuals and the other doesn't. Don't knock twice is the other. What this movie does have for you is some great sound that makes up for stereotypical and non scary visuals. The grunts the bumps and the music all work in the films favor Makes sense as the movie's sound is design to make that knocking on a door hunting, which it can be.

However, despite that little enjoyment, I would not really recommend going to see it. It's met to scare but it's best effort was not good enough.

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