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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

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Horror

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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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$2,081,591
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Referenced in 31 Days of Horror: Quick Takes (The Rejects) (2018) See more »

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It might not be new but its certainly scary........
6 February 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

A good portion of whether something is watchable is not whether it has been done before (most things have been) but whether it is done well.

Don't Knock Twice does nothing that has not been done before. That said, what it does do, it does awfully well. This is a very atmospheric horror, sounds as well as visuals, play a key part in its success. As does things hinted at or glimpsed, as well as things that are seen.

The pacing is good with well timed scares occurring throughout this flick. Moreover, it manages to feel fresh and new even though its a well worn proposition. I personally put this down to decent acting and directing.

Ignore the detractors and give Don't Knock Twice a go. Seven out of ten from me.


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