KNOCK AT THE CABIN (2023) Review of M. Night Shyamalan thriller – with new featurette

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‘Save your family or save humanity. Make your choice.’
Knock at the Cabin
is a 2023 American home invasion thriller about a family who is told the apocalypse is coming and they must “make an unthinkable choice” but they have no connection to the outside world and can’t tell if it’s all real or not.

Written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (Old; Glass; Split; Devil), his fifteen feature film, and based on a book by Paul Tremblay. Also produced by Marc Bienstock, Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider.


The Blinding Edge Pictures-Universal Pictures co-production stars Jonathan Groff (The Matrix Resurrections; American Sniper), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise; Dune; Army of the Dead), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise), Nikki Amuka-Bird (The Outfit; Old; The Omen 2006), Ben Aldridge, Abby Quinn (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) and William Ragsdale (Renfield; The Reaping; Frankenstein: The College Years).

“With the help of a superb cast led by the phenomenal Dave Bautista – with a career-best performance – the filmmaker explores the emotional complexity found in the profound moral dilemmas placed upon human beings when faced with life-and-death decisions. With a focus on a single location with persistent cinematography and immersive sound design, generating an atmosphere charged with excruciating tension. Extraordinarily gripping from start to finish.” First Showing

In the US and UK, Knock at the Cabin was released theatrically by Universal Pictures on February 3, 2023.



Film facts:
Nikki Amuka-Bird and Rupert Grint have both previously worked with Shyamalan; Amuka-Bird was in Old (2021) and Grint was in Servant (2019).

Considering Mr Shyamalan’s penchant for one-word titles we’re surprised he didn’t call his new movie ‘Cabin’.

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Technical details:
Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio: 2.39: 1

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