Don't Knock Twice

Don't Knock Twice

Caradog James (2016)

89min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Highly strung sculptress Jess (played by American TV star Katee Sackhoff) wants to reconnect with her estranged daughter Chloe (Lucy Boynton) in this polished British horror from director Caradog James (The Machine). Problem is Chloe stupidly knocked twice on the door of a murderous witch and now the demon won't stop following her. So to save Chloe from the grave, Jess must solve the mystery at the heart of this urban legend in an over-complicated shocker directed with inventive camera trickery providing plenty of major jolts. Chills permeate the well-staged scares, including a haunting bonfire of (therefore unknockable) doors, spectral manifestations in the unsettling mode of The Ring, and myriad ghostly visions of water running red and soup turning bloody. Detective Nick Moran complements the escalating tension as a possible red herring, but it's essentially the intuitive accuracy of shattered Sackhoff's performance that makes this Old Dark House chestnut worth catching.

Cast & Crew

Jess Katee Sackhoff
Chloe Lucy Boynton
Ginger Special Javier Botet
Detective Boardman Nick Moran
Danny Jordan Bolger
Tira Pooneh Hajimohammadi
Mary Aminov Ania Marson
Ben Richard Mylan
Director Caradog James
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Red & Black FilmsGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVDReleased on: 31 Mar 2017