With Don’t Knock Twice hitting UK screens on March 31st, the British chiller has been picked up in the US by those good folk at IFC Midnight, who will get it out even sooner stateside.
Caradog James (The Machine, Little White Lies) directed the film, which stars horror regular Katee Sackhoff (Oculus, Halloween: Resurrection) as Jess, an American artist who returns to the UK to reconnect with her estranged daughter Chloe, played by Lucy Boynton (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House). Chloe moves 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.
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“Knock once to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead…” So goes a disturbing urban legend involving an abandoned house supposedly inhabited by a vengeful, child-stealing witch.
When troubled teen Chloe (Boynton) raps at the door one night, she has no idea the horror she’s about to unleash. Fleeing to the country home of her estranged mother (Sackhoff)—a recovering addict who’s turned her life around to become a famous artist—Chloe must learn to trust the woman who gave her up years ago in order to stop the bloodthirsty, shape-shifting demon stalking them. This wild supernatural shocker delivers a barrage of nonstop jolts and searing nightmare images.
IFC Midnight will be releasing Don’t Knock Twice on VOD and in limited US theatres on February 3rd. Red and Black Films are handling the March UK release.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)