knock on the door is the title of the next film with which the Indian filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan wants to continue terrorizing us. The director already revolutionized the genre with The Sixth Sense and from his earliest years, he has specialized in the art of the plot twist, leaving viewers jaw-dropping thanks to those completely unexpected endings. Will he do the same with this latest bet for the most disturbing terror? At the moment Universal Pictures offers us the first look at its trailer:
Of course, the presentation leaves no room for doubt, Knock on the door is pure Shyamalan. Above all, considering that the essential part of its plot is a seemingly incomprehensible mystery. An idea that is repeated endlessly in the director’s filmography. We just have to go to Time, his previous film in which a family spent vacations on a paradisiacal beach, which incomprehensibly accelerated the age of its members to death. Another characteristic element of Shyamalan is his ability to generate tension with the unsettling of these three visitors to the rhythm of the sound of the door that is repeated over and over again, until it seems that it is already late.
‘Knock at the door’ (Universal Pictures)
“The four of us are here to prevent the Apocalypse” assures the character of Dave Bautista, once the threatening visitors have trapped the two parents of the little girl. Under the gaze of any other author, this would surely be insane slasher madnessHowever, with the director of Unbreakable, we can even hope that in the turn of events, the motive for these strange visitors is completely justified. It seems that this new story drinks directly from recent horror movie successes like Mindsommar or The Cabin in the Woodswhich despite handling a humorous tone, also used the argument of avoiding the apocalypse through the suffering of innocent third parties.
In addition to Batista, Knock on the door will feature Rupert Grint, the actor from the Harry Potter franchise who had already worked under the director thanks to Servant, the Apple TV + series. Jonatah Groff (Matrix Resurrections, Mindhunter) y Ben Aldridge (Fleabag) plays the girl’s partner and parents. The film will hit theaters next February 3, 2023.