When the first trailer for the Eli Roth directed Knock Knock landed I was pretty excited. We had just learned we wouldn’t be seeing Green Inferno any time soon (it finally lands this year) and this looked like a pretty good send up of the home invasion genre. After this second trailer, which released along with the poster below, I’m a bit less excited.
The tension is gone with this one, and the switch of tropes (teenage girls murdering older man) feels limited. Instead things look to play too heavily on him cheating and the hyper-sexulization of the girls. I’m still excited to check out the movie, but it’s lost something for me. Maybe I just know that nothing will ever be as good as You’re Next when it comes to the genre.
How are you guys feeling about it?