Don’t Knock Twice (2016)

Directed by Caradog W. James. Written by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler. Starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Nick Moran and Javier Botet.

Plot: Chloe (Boynton) thinks a curse has killed her boyfriend and is now coming for her.

Chloe’s boyfriend is killed after they both partake in knocking twice on the door of a supposed witch. Thinking the witch is now coming after her and not wanting to be alone, she takes an offer from her estranged mother, Jess (Sackhoff), to move in with her. There, Chloe begins to have nightmares about an old woman who slits her own throat. When she tells Jess, Jess tells her about an old woman they called Ginger (Botet) that they thought was a witch. A witch that lived in the house Chloe knocked on.

I could tell you more, but it’s a frickin’ IFC movie so, of course, we were lost pretty much from the beginning. We didn’t understand until they laid it all for us and then the “explanation” turned out to be horrible. Just horrible. Which is a shame because the bitch was scary and they had so much to work with. The acting and directing was decent, too. Solid opening, but it just so shit the bed. People that didn’t even knock on the damned door died. How is that?? And why was the one who turned out to be bad, bad? It didn’t make sense.

Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you won’t. But most of the movie wasn’t for us really. Although, it was scary.

My score: 37. DJ’s score: 47.

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