NO KNOCK LIST (2019) Reviews and overview

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‘Evil shall be judged’

No Knock List is a 2019 American horror film about two escaped convicts who try to rob an old woman in her old mansion. Things do not go to plan.

Directed by Rich Rule (Virt; Marrtown; Khange Tha Game) from a screenplay written by Zeilo Vogta (Marrtown; Khange Tha Game) the Dizzyboy Productions movie stars James Quinn, Brian Stowell, Maria Olsen and Rick Montgomery Jr.


When two hardened criminals facing long sentences make a break from prison, they hatch their plan to rob a paranoid recluse who runs a boarding house in her sprawling Victorian mansion. Just as their plan seems to be coming together, things inside the mansion begin to unravel.

A race against time ensues as the men attempt to escape with their lives and sanity intact. The Vangobels mansion holds some very dark secrets, and those who don’t follow Ms Vangobels rules are sure to unlock those secrets. Abandon all hope he who enters here…


“If you are wanting a bloody flick then you will want to go elsewhere. This film relies heavily on character development and story over special effects. Overall, No Knock List is a beautifully shot supernatural thriller with some enjoyable characters and a solid cast.” Horror Society

“Of course, Maria Olsen couldn’t be more sinister, stealing all her scenes as she cautions her guests to follow the rules, with the “or else” strongly implied […] There are solid special effects and a quietly creepy atmosphere that fills the house and haunts the characters.” The Movie Critic Next Door

“While it’s not big on shock or scares No Knock List is still an entertaining supernatural story. I’d almost call it a morality play but that brings to mind the more preachy “faith-based” films. And thankfully No Knock List doesn’t beat you over the head with a message. It just tells a story of good and evil.” Voices from the Balcony

“The ballroom scene features some ballet, which was both beautiful, and haunting to watch. Actress Maria Olsen plays the matriarch of the bed and breakfast. As usual, she turns in a spooky and eccentric performance. You do not want to bump into her in a dark corridor.” Zombie Evolution

Cast and characters:

James Quinn … Lou
Brian Stowell … Keith
Maria Olsen … Ms Vangobels
Rick Montgomery Jr. … Lee
Emily Lapisardi … Andrea
Kristin Mitchem … Room 4 Girl
Rich Rule … Piano Player
Georin Aquila … Jackson
David Ogrodowski … Mike
Zeilo Vogta … Tattoo Man
Michael Albert … Soul Ball 2
Kellsi Anderson … Dancer / Choreographer
Lawrence Burgess Jr. … Prisoner #3
Bob Butler … Soul Ball in Lou’s Hand
Noah Butler … Soul Ball 14


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