CINEMA REVIEW: Knock Knock (18)

Knock Knock is in cinemas now.
Knock Knock is in cinemas now.
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It’s billed as a tense horror-thriller, but Knock Knock would sit more comfortably in the comedy section.

The latest film from Hostel creator Eli Roth is so bad it’s hilarious.

After reading a synopsis of the flick, I was expecting to be scared witless by it, but instead, I cringed and cackled at its sheer ridiculousness.

Right from the off, the acting isn’t great.

The relationship between Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) and his family isn’t believable – even the dozens of pictures hanging all around the house just don’t seem right.

The remake of 1977 film Death Game, sees Evan left home alone when his wife and kids go away for the weekend.

Knock Knock is in cinemas now.

Knock Knock is in cinemas now.

On the first night, two young girls Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) and Bel (Ana de Armas) show up at his door dripping wet and in need of help.

After claiming they’re trying to find their friend’s house, Evan invites them in out of the rain to dry off and message their friend.

The girls spark up an oddly sexual conversation as Evan awkwardly moves around the room trying to avoid them.

But he soon succumbs to their advances – well, they’re not exactly subtle – and cheats on his wife.

I don’t think I was the only one who found the film surprisingly funny.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, the girls later tie him up, terrorise him, trash his house, and threaten to take his life.

I don’t think I was the only one who found the film surprisingly funny.

During all those moments when tension is supposed to run high, the entire cinema seemed to burst out laughing.

Reeves’ performance doesn’t leave you on the edge of your seat and I can’t see the girls picking up an Oscar nomination either.

This film is definitely good for a chuckle, but if you’re actually after a tense horror-thriller then I wouldn’t recommend it.

Knock Knock is out now. See it at Cineworld Boldon. Click here to book tickets.

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