Keanu Reeves cheats and pays the price in Knock Knock, the latest horror film from director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel).
Reeves plays Evan Webber, a loving father and husband who lets in two attractive women asking for help. Bad idea. After the two seduce him and leave, they return to teach him a lesson or two.
The new international trailer shows us plenty more footage, providing snippets of the torture Reeves’ character is forced to endure. We’re intrigued with this one. While Roth’s resume isn’t very long, he’s established himself in the horror circuit and has a pretty loyal following thanks to his gore-filled outings.
The concept here allows for more tension and psychological trauma as opposed to the blood spraying we’re used to, so fingers crossed this pushes the nail-biting aspects before ramming it home with some no doubt disturbing hits of violence.
Knock Knock, also starring Lorenza Izzo and Ana De Armas, hits the UK on June 26. Other dates to be announced.
Sundance synopsis for Knock Knock:
Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.
The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film, so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.