Knock At The Cabin – Movie Review

Knock At The Cabin is an apocalyptic home invasion thriller.

Kock at the Cabin Movie Review

M. Night Shyamalan returns with another mysterious film, Knock at the Cabin. It is based on the book The Cabin at the End of the World. The film adaptation of the horror book from writer Paul Tremblay stars Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint. Shyamalan has had an inconsistent track record in Hollywood, and it will be interesting to see where this one lands with the audience.


While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.

M. Night Shyamalan delivers another film about an apocalyptic threat to humanity. This time though, he adapts a well-known book that may or may not satisfy its readers. Dave Bautista is the only reason I watched this film and was glued to the screen. I have enjoyed watching his career flourish from the WWE to Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy and the notable serious role he has taken up recently.

The movie had the potential to be fantastic, frightful, and memorable, but it just disappoints. So many of Shyamalan’s tropes were easy to predict, and most violent scenes happen off-camera despite having an R-rating. Some have said this is his best film in years, but that is not saying much. It lies at the bottom of the barrel of recent horror thrillers released in the last few months.


I give Knock at the Cabin 3 out of 5 stars. It engaged me the whole time, but that is only thanks to Bautista. Unfortunately, this film felt like Shymalans mediocre films from the early 2000s. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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