The first time I heard of this movie was from Googling something else and it came up. The image looked creepy, so I figured what the hell, I’ll put it in the watch list, and I’m glad I did. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but what I saw was mostly pleasing. Of course, as with any movie these days there’s somethings that don’t exactly make sense at first, and this movie did its best to answer my questions.
When estranged daughter, Chloe, shows up on her mother’s, Jess, door, the reaction to someone knocking at the door is strange. The level of estrangement doesn’t seem that much since she goes to her mother to get away from the bad thing, but later we learn the reason. I wonder if they’ve been having problems already with whatever Chloe and Danny woke in the abandoned house, but nothing indicates that they have.
The camera angles at the beginning that added a lot to the artistic presence in the movie, like in The Haunting (1963), but stopped about mid-way through the movie. And there was the focus on the door in Jess’s house that appeared several times, while cool the first time, the following times didn’t add anything.
At times, I thought I was watching a remake of The Ring, except you can die immediately, but lasted only seconds. Then it turned into a murder mystery to figure out who took ten-year-old Michael and other missing children, and the only way to stop the vengeful spirit or was it demon as proclaimed by a woman Jess used as a model for sculptures. I wasn’t expecting the ending, and thought it was an interesting twist that, honestly, blew me away.
For all the stutters in Don’t Knock Twice, I liked it, and give it 4 out of 5 Stars.