British supernatural horror Don’t Knock Twice will receive its premiere at the 24th Raindance Film Festival, which takes place in and around London’s Piccadilly Circus from 21st September to 2nd October.
The film is directed by Caradog James (The Machine), working from a script by writing duo Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler who, aside from a plethora of CBeebies shows, penned Paul Hyett’s stylish werewolf romp Howl. Genre regular Katee Sackhoff (Oculus, Halloween: Resurrection) plays Jess, an American sculptor who returns to the UK where she spent much of her youth, to reconnect with her estranged daughter Chloe, played by Lucy Boynton (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House). Chloe agrees to move in with her birth mother, in order to escape a witch’s curse she believes is responsible for her boyfriend’s death. The film also stars Javier Botet (Mama, The Conjuring 2, [Rec] series) and Lock, Stock…’s Nick Moran.
Don’t Knock Twice follows a guilt-ridden mother who wants to reconnect with the daughter she was forced to place into care. To save her estranged daughter, she has to uncover the terrifying truth behind the urban legend of a vengeful, demonic witch.
Don’t Knock Twice plays at the VUE Piccadilly on Thursday 22nd September, before its main screening on Friday 30th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)