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Don't Knock Twice (2017)




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"Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead..." So goes a disturbing urban legend involving an abandoned house supposedly inhabited by a vengeful, child-stealing witch. When troubled teen Chloe (Lucy Boynton) raps at the door one night, she has no idea the horror she's about to unleash. Fleeing to the country home of her estranged mother (Katee Sackhoff)-a recovering addict who's turned her life around to become a famous artist-Chloe must learn to trust the woman who gave her up years ago in order to stop the bloodthirsty, shape-shifting demon stalking them. This wild supernatural shocker delivers a barrage of nonstop jolts and searing nightmare images.

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Javier Botet
as Ginger Special
Nick Moran
as Detective Boardman
Ania Marson
as Mary Aminov
Callum Griffiths
as Michael Flowers
Lee Fenwick
as Middle Aged Man
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Critic Reviews for Don't Knock Twice

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

If it had skipped the clichéd supernatural elements to instead concentrate on the relationship between the two central characters, Don't Knock Twice might have emerged as an interesting film.

February 6, 2017 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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The makers of Don't Knock Twice never successfully flesh out their characters as people, leaving viewers to roll their eyes whenever characters open the wrong door.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A warmed-over hash of "Candyman," "Oculus," "Insidious" and a half-dozen other spook-shows.

February 2, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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This is the second film in a row where James has proven himself a talented orchestrator of complex low-budget genre fare ... wringing the most out of a limited budget through moxie and smart casting.

February 1, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
AV Club
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It's essentially the intuitive accuracy of shattered Sackhoff's performance that makes this Old Dark House chestnut worth catching.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Radio Times

Although replete with creepy shocks, this lacks the narrative finesse to match the committed performances and slick visuals.

March 28, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Don't Knock Twice

Basically a modernized b-horror version of The Witch blended with The Babadook and dashes of Insidious and even Nightmare on Elm St. Great atmosphere and tension but mediocre execution of a formulaic plot that has become all too familiar for the genre. Its moments of true creepiness made it macabre entertainment, but unmemorable for the most part. However, I will give the film credit for its solidly dark ending.

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