A 666-Character Review of ‘Don’t Knock Twice’
Jess wants to reconnect with her daughter Chloe and gain guardianship of her again. Chloe is resistant, but runs to her mother when a supernatural presence harasses her. Together, they try to defeat the evil and rebuild their relationship. Don’t Knock Twice feels very familiar because much of the plot and characters are worn tropes. The messy mythology of the witch distracts from the story. Despite this, some parts manage to be genuinely scary, including a scene with shrouded sculptures on the attack. The relationship between Jess and Chloe is the most unique thing about the film. Jess is patient and kind in her pursuit of custody and the supernatural threat accelerates their reconciliation. The ending had a couple of twists that I didn’t expect. It isn’t spectacular, but worth a watch.