Jul 072017
 

Don’t Knock Twice has elements of a solid supernatural horror but on the whole, the film goes down familiar territory and fails to stand out with the rest and will easily get lost in the crowd of the others. Still, this is worthy of a rental as those few scenes were genuinely creepy.

 

 

Don’t Knock Twice
(2016)

Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
Shout Factory | R – 93 min. – $24.97 | August 1, 2017

Date Published: 07/07/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Caradog James
Writer(s): Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler (written by)
Cast: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurette, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 22.5 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


THE MOVIE — 2.5/5


Plot Synopsis: When troubled teen Chloe (LUCY BOYNTON) defies a local legend’s warning and knocks at the door of a long-abandoned house, she unleashes a horror beyond her darkest nightmares – the vengeance of a relentless child-stealing witch. With nowhere else to turn, Chloe heads for the country home of her estranged mother, Jess (KATEE SACKHOFF) – a recovering addict who is desperate to reconnect with her daughter. Now, mother and daughter must once again learn to trust each other if they have any hope of surviving the relentless force shadowing Chloe.

Quick Hit Review: This is a rather standard, seen-it-before, supernatural horror-thriller that stays alive, so to speak, due to some genuinely creepy scenes that work in themselves but as a whole, the film really isn’t all that effective. Although there’s nothing that really stands out, though Katee Sackhoff and Lucy Boynton are both alright, and it is the type of movie I’ve already forgotten a couple days later, I suppose if you enjoy the genre, it’s worthy of a rental as it’s not a lost cause.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.75/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover.

Behind Closed Doors: Inside Don’t Knock Twice (13:30; HD) is your standard behind-the-scenes featurette which includes sound bites from the cast and crew talking about their respective characters and the story.

Theatrical Trailer (1:43; HD)

PreviewsEvolution, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Beyond the Gates

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


Don’t Knock Twice does knock on Blu-ray door and is presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part it’s a solid looking picture with a fair portion being fairly dark though detail is still sharp and blacks are stark. Outside of the darker scenes, the daylight shots do give off some color.

AUDIO – 4.5/5


The movie comes with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track (2.0 option also available) and has a wide array to judge from the quieter, more suspense-building, scenes to when the horror really picks up toward the end displaying all available channels. Dialogue levels come through with center channel quite nicely and for extra measure, the LFE channel does kick on.

 


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, Don’t Knock Twice has elements of a solid supernatural horror but on the whole, the film goes down familiar territory and fails to stand out with the rest and will easily get lost in the crowd of the others. Still, this is worthy of a rental as those few scenes were genuinely creepy and Sackhoff and Boynton are serviceable leads.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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