Reviewed byAna NascimentoVote: 8/10
I don't understand such a low rate on IMDb.
This movie is really good and Caradog James did a really nice job as a director! The whole story is really good, the entity is really scary (and I am not easily frightened person).
The mystery unveiled at the end is just mind blowing!
Reviewed bystephenabellVote: 8/10
I was happily surprised by this film. When I watched the trailer and saw that Katee Sackhoff was starring I knew I had to see the full movie. I've been a fan of Sackhoff's for a while now, I particularly liked her portrayal of a deputy in the wonderful "Longmire". However, in this film her character isn't as strong, she's flawed and broken.
Sackhoff plays Jess, a sculptress who has come back to England to put on a show and to get to know her daughter who she previously gave up to social services as she was a drug addict. Her daughter, Chloe played believingly by Lucy Boynton, is cautious and bluntly refuses to see her mother. She rethinks her actions when her best friend Danny, Jordan Bolger, disappears after they knock on the door of a haunted house.
What makes this better than the average ghost story is the interwoven mystery of the ghost woman and a group of missing children. The twists and turns that the writers Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler give the audience are well constructed to keep them guessing the outcome.
The only thing I could have wished for were a few more scenes with mother and daughter, Jess and Chloe, getting to know each other. The ones in the movie feel a little too rushed to meet the runtime. This would have added greatly to the characters and the film.
There was one irksome element in the film... the "Two Knocks". I know this is the hinge on which the story and its fear and tension balance, but really, who only knocks twice? I personally prefer "Shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm knock. But without this component, the "who's at the door" tension would be feasible.
in the first half, Caradog W James creates an eerie atmosphere and tension with some really nice camera shots and artistic segues between scenes. This, however, disappears for a more standard film work in the second half.
If you like ghost stories and mysteries with plenty of twists in the plot I would recommend this film for your viewing pleasure. I don't think you'll be upset.
Reviewed bys3276169Vote: 7/10
A good portion of whether something is watchable is not whether it has been done before (most things have been) but whether it is done well.
Don't Knock Twice does nothing that has not been done before. That said, what it does do, it does awfully well. This is a very atmospheric horror, sounds as well as visuals, play a key part in its success. As does things hinted at or glimpsed, as well as things that are seen.
The pacing is good with well timed scares occurring throughout this flick. Moreover, it manages to feel fresh and new even though its a well worn proposition. I personally put this down to decent acting and directing.
Ignore the detractors and give Don't Knock Twice a go. Seven out of ten from me.
The sculptor Jess unsuccessfully tries to retrieve the custody of her teenage daughter Chloe. During the night, Chloe and her boyfriend Danny play a prank challenging an urban legend: and they knock twice on the door of the witch Mary Aminov. Soon Danny is hunted down by a fiend and vanishes. When Chloe is haunted by the evil spirit, she flees to the house of her estranged mother and her husband Ben to stay with her mother. Soon the demon finds her and haunts the house while Ben is traveling. Jess' model Tira sees darkness around Chloe and she researches the Internet about the mystery. Meanwhile Detective Boardman is investigating the disappearance of Danny and suspects Jess is manipulating her troubled daughter.