Left to his own devices when his wife and kids take off for the beach, Keanu Reeves' ill-fated family man succumbs to temptation after two nubile young temptresses (Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas) turn up dripping wet on his doorstep in the middle of a rainstorm in Knock Knock (opens in new tab).
Chivalrously letting the seemingly innocent girls in to wait for a taxi is the first of his many bad moves in this psychological thriller cum perverse moral fable. The duo have a twisted scheme up their sleeves - and so does Hostel director Eli Roth, ditching the gore of his previous horror outings in favour of sadistic mind games and fashioning a Fatal Attraction for the era of Uber and Facetime.
Certificate 18. Runtime 99 mins. Director Eli Roth.
Knock Knock is released by Entertainment in Video on DVD and Blu-Ray on 19th October.
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A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.
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