REVIEW: Knock at the cabin sees 4 strangers that share the same apocalyptic visions descend on a remote cabin and the loving family holidaying within, forcing them to make an unthinkable choice.
A very well cast film that offers more complexity than its synopsis suggests, is a bit quirky, cleverly has no unnecessary gore and is story focused.
It’s a little slow moving in parts, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing and works into the overall flow of the film with both the realisations and reveal at the end. A fun and dangerous ‘choose your own adventure’ with immediate consequences…. And one very unrealistic “Australian” scene.
THE PRESS RELEASE: While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
From visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista (Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise), Tony award and Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Mindhunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (Persuasion, Old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little Women, Landline) and Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter franchise).
Universal Pictures presents a Blinding Edge Pictures production, in association with FilmNation Features and Wishmore Entertainment, an M. Night Shyamalan film. The screenplay is by M. Night Shyamalan and Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman based on the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Marc Bienstock (Split, Glass) and Ashwin Rajan (Servant, Glass). The executive producers are Steven Schneider, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Ashley Fox.