Yes, another Netflix movie review. Honestly, I really do have a life, just seems that I do nothing but sit on my duff, read and watch tv. Not true at all. So I watched a movie called Don't Knock Twice. When I saw it, I wasn't sure what was going to take place or how it would end. It was one of those I couldn't guess on.
So does that mean I liked it?
Whenever I watch a movie preview and there's no spoken word, I get nervous. You may not have noticed, but my glasses are a tad thick (degenerative issues), so I don't watch subtitled movies, unless they're on my iPad. Don't get me wrong, I love foreign films, but this isn't one. Well, it is, but not really. There's spoken word.
So a troubled girl and her guy friend decide to visit a historical and haunted house that's in the middle of Cardiff. Gorgeous city, by the way! So the story goes, that if you knock on the door of this ancient house, two knocks, that the owner, supposedly a witch, will come downstairs and "get" you. Its rumored people have disappeared after playing this game, but no one's truly linked it to this house.
Or have they?
So when her friend disappears, she's accused of knowing something about it, but she doesn't tell. No one believes in witches and curses, do they? So the girl goes home, to her mother, in hopes that she's protected from whatever may be after her. She's not.
Don't Knock Twice has a strange sort of beginning, considering it begins in counseling, but it is actually a good movie. What you're given is a background as to why the girl is such a rebel, cynic and hopelessly lost when it comes to feeling safe and loved. What better way to bring a family together than the hauntings of an evil witch.
It's creepy, especially the music! There's this odd, whirring noise whenever there was knocking, or when you just knew it was coming, that I totally loved. I was a little confused with the story's antagonist, because of the lore involved, leaving me unsure who was putting down the frigteners for a short time, but it all comes to fruition at the end. What I did not like, was the actual ending.
I wanted more. I felt there needed to be more in the conclusion, not just a longer movie. Instead it gives this curt flash of something- I can not describe to you because of SPOILERS. Sorry.
Even with the yuck ending, Don't Knock Twice is highly entertaining and worth the watch. Check it out on Netflix if you have an account, while I move on to the next read. Cheers!
Don't Knock Twice
Produced by Red and Black Films
Directed by Caradog W. James
Written by Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan, NIck Moran, & Jordan Bolger.
Runningtime: 93 min
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