Knock Knock (dir. Eli Roth, 2015) – Home alone on Father’s Day, a devoted family man is lured by unexpected company into a game of fatal attraction.
Eli Roth dials back on the violence in Knock Knock, a campy effort worth a sit-through if only for Keanu Reeves’ oddly satisfying pizza monologue.
Valar morghulis. Some women take the High Valyrian saying quite literally. That spells bad news for unsuspecting family man Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves), who unwittingly invites the fatal seduction of two unexpected visitors into his home.
Following his recent tribute to Ruggero Deodato’s classic Cannibal Holocaust, director Eli Roth puts to screen his second horror homage in a row. This time, his faithful re-imagining is of the less known Death Game, a home invasion b-movie lost amid the sea of such in the 70s.
Knock Knock retains much of its progenitor: the skeletal plot, a campy tone, and best of all, the over-the-top insanity of our leading homicidal women.