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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 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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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

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Horror

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

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UK

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English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Don't Knock Twice See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Don't Knock Twice shares its name with a video game - Don't Knock Twice (2017) which was released in 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch and is loosely based on the same story. See more »

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Formulaic and forgettable
5 February 2017 | by StenesloreSee all my reviews

The special effects are nice and the acting is passable, but this film is way too cliché and formulaic to be enjoyable.

The plot is the same as every single other "chick horror" movie ever. A pretty girl pisses off a ghost, has lots of scary visions, people don't believe her, she freaks out and acts crazy, at the end she discovers "a terrible secret". Bonus points if there's an old house and a mysterious magical person who knows all about the demon/ghost/spirit.

It's disappointing that a team of clearly creative and talented British people chose to use this tired clichéd formula instead of writing something fresh and new.

Too many horror films do this, it's predictable and boring and it needs to die. I refuse to believe that teenage girls are the only worthwhile demographic for horror.


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