Director: Tobias Canto Jr.
Cast: Kerry Tartack, Sisi Berry, Chuk Hell
Production Company: Pop Art Pictures
Runtime: 55 minutes
You can probably relate to the idea of having creepy neighbours. Hopefully, none of them want to suck your blood! Director Tobias Canto Jr. moves in a tenant from hell in Knock Knock (2017).
In the movie, former boxer Sam Grant (Kerry Tartack) has to put up with quirky neighbours who think a new resident is actually a vampire. As evidence mounts, Sam must consider that they’re right…
The movie opens with a retro-commercial for Pi-strodamous Pizza Prophecies, featuring famed author Walter D. Zaarke. This segment is funny and eventually connects to the main events.
References to movies like Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Scooby-Doo (2002), and Evil Dead (1981) show the love Canto has for the genre. Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight are also mentioned in the movie.
Fans of Fright Night (1985), Evil Dead II (1987), and The Monster Squad (1987) will find there’s a lot to like about this movie too. They’re all such fun takes on traditional horror films…
Kerry Tartack provides us with a wonderful performance in the role of Sam Grant. He’s the most rational character in the movie, and has some seriously introspective moments. The film really is an ensemble piece, with a lot of likeable and interesting characters.
Chuk Hell is entertaining as Dragon, an aging stoner who gets a very amusing flashback sequence. Olivia (Sisi Berry) and Gretchen (Rachel Atterson) are both delightful as well.
Knock Knock has one of the most satisfying endings I’ve ever seen in a movie of this kind. I laughed and cheered, which is a lot of emotional engagement for such a short film. Be sure to stick around after the credits for a special surprise.
Knock Knock will awaken the youthful and fun-loving horror fan that dwells inside you…
– John Migliore
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