The Night They Knocked – USA, 2020 – reviews

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‘They are outside. They are watching. They are waiting…’

The Night They Knocked is a 2020 American horror thriller feature film about a group of friends whose weekend away turns into a home invasion nightmare.

Written and directed by Sean Roberts [as Sean F. Roberts Jr.], the movie stars Linnea Gregg, Mickey Roberts, Connor Roberts and Jack Buckley.


During their last weekend together, a group of friends staying at a reclusive mountain house have their fun suddenly interrupted by a knock at the door…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It’s a low-budget production, but you wouldn’t know based on the sound or picture quality. The acting is the one thing that doesn’t fully do this movie justice. However, for the most part, even the acting is impressive. Also, this movie has a runtime of 80 minutes, which is actually spot-on.” Heaven of Horror

“The radio announcements and occasional bumps in the night are likely meant to ramp up the tension; turning the film into a classic “slow burn” affair, but the pacing doesn’t quite cut the proverbial mustard […] When the bad guys do show up and Connor Roberts’ on-screen charisma takes over, though, it’s like a whole new movie.” The Scariest Things

Cast and characters:

  • Linnea Gregg … Carmen
  • Mickey Roberts … Jake
  • Connor Roberts … Pogo
  • Jack Buckley … Derrick
  • Maggie Shirk … Woman
  • Deirdre Koczur … Alyssa
  • Rachel Donahue … Jess
  • Joseph Morrone … Happy Face
  • Christopher Pickhardt … Radio DJ
  • Brendan Donegan … Dom
  • Aleksandra Kholodna … Joy
  • Blake Margot … Dress Boy
  • Savannah Carr … Boo
  • Jared McKeon … Muscles
  • Robert Barnes … Tariq

Filming locations:

  • Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Technical details:

  • 80 minutes


In preparation for the film, director Sean Roberts recommended that the cast and crew watch The Strangers, The Thing and Green Room.

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