Knock At The Cabin

Knock at the Cabin

Dave Bautista delivers his most captivating rendition yet, in the thrilling horror – Knock at the Cabin by legendary director M. Night Shyamalan.

Who adapted Knock At The Cabin from a 2018 horror novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay.

For those that don’t know who M. Night Shyamalan is, he is the man responsible for films that make not only the hair on your arms raise out of fear but also give you insight into the psychological aspect of a character and their thought process.

Some of my favorite movies made by M. Night Shyamalan would be Split made in 2016 featuring James McAvoy portraying the character of Kevin, who is suffering from dissociative identity disorder and has 23 alter egos.

Whilst the other is Glass which was released in 2019 featuring Samuel L. Jackson playing the character of Elijah Price, who has figured out that the source of all of his superhuman abilities was not a result of being born special but all to do with the mind.

Now that you understand the amount of talent behind the making of this movie, let’s dive into the review.

While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. Confused, scared, and with limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

Right of the ripe, the movie begins with an unsettling tone when first introducing the character of Leonard played by Dave Bautista to the young girl Wen played by Kristen Cui who is playing outside all by herself catching grass-hoppers.

At first, I thought Leonard was some sort of pedophile, preying on young children but for whatever reason, three more individuals appear out of nowhere carrying with them some home-made shift weapons that indicate that they are weapons made for murder and yet still the four characters don’t resort to violence which only perplexes me even more.

At some point or the other, I convinced myself that this was a premeditated attack on a gay couple for just being different in their choice of lifestyle because the reasoning that these four individuals gave just sounded absurd to me in the beginning.

I don’t believe people on drugs would even ask anyone to do what these four asked.

However, it’s the gripping performances of these four individuals that kept me completely intrigued and focused on the story.

It’s written in their eyes and facial expressions that they don’t mean to be here nor even want to be, but something is driving them, compelling them to keep pushing forward.

It’s like being a Muslim believer all your life and then one day out of the blue, some Watchtower or Jehovah’s Witness believers come and hold your entire family hostage asking you to do the unthinkable, it’s ludicrous.

There’s no way I’d believe a word they said.

Throughout the entire movie, there is a level of uncertainty, there is a level of confusion, and there is a level of anxiety, and madness.

At which, there will come a point in the movie that even you as the audience begin feeling sorry for these four individuals because you being to comprehend that these four are the true victims in all of this.

Everyone in this movie did a phenomenal job, giving us brilliant, unforgettable performances from beginning to end.

Even though the movie itself is short of 20mins to have been two hours long, it never felt like it, matter a of fact I would say time flew by so quickly just trying to figure out what was going on.

This is another mind-boggling movie by director M. Night Shyamalan especially when you also add the fact that all this was done in one location.

I give Knock At The Cabin a 3.5 out of 5 rating.

Let me know whether you’ve seen Knock at the cabin and your thoughts about it in the comments section below.

Thank you for reading another review from, LSR.

Until next time, stay blessed.Knock At The Cabin
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M. Night Shyamalan

That was the intention; I'm gonna write the tightest screenplay, we're gonna shoot it in a way that's just relentless for you guys, and thereby, the emotions are just leaping. It's getting more and more dangerous, emotionally and physically, each step of the way.

While vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand they make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse.
  • Dave Bautista
  • Rupert Grint
  • Jonathan Groff
  • Ben Aldridge
  • Abby Quinn
  • Kristen Cui
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • Universal Pictures
  • Blinding Edge Pictures
  • Dentsu
  • FilmNation Entertainment
  • Perfect World Pictures
  • Wishmore
  • 1h 40mins

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