Synopsis: When two young women show up on his doorstep on a rainy night, family man Evan plays a good Samaritan and helps them out. Little did he know that his wild night of sexual fulfillment would turn into something beyond his worst nightmare.
There are fantastic thrillers, there are good thrillers, there are bad thrillers…and then there’s this. Knock Knock is by far the worst I have ever seen. The acting was very much subpar and none of the characters were remotely believable. But the killer (quite literally) was the plot, which was very shambolic.
It is 2016 (2015 when the movie premiered). Are we still supposed to believe that people let strange persons into their house? But apparently if they don’t look too dangerous and the leading man feels he can take them then it’s okay. (I’m sorry but this is a pet peeve of mine. I do not get why writers cannot come up with more believable storylines). Evan quickly notices that these girls are quite flirty and almost every conversation leads down the line of sex. To his credit, when they started getting too close and touchy feely, he did try to distance himself from it and kept shifting his position.
So I want to get comfortable with having threesomes now because I know that’s the only way he’ll never cheat on me. – Belle
Evan Laughs: Wow.
My sentiments exactly. Maybe Evan kept shifting his position because he could smell the stench of horniness on them.
It has been a few hours since I watched the movie and sat down to write this review, but I still cannot figure these girls out. Maybe it is a combination of lack of insight into why they’re doing what they’re doing (the most we get is that it’s a game for them, but the question of why this particular game still remained unanswered) and their animalistic, carnal behavior. Whatever it is, these are two characters I just don’t get. We know in this day, everyone does the occasional hook up. But this far surpassed a casual hook up. They spied on Evan, targeted him, seduced him, wrecked his home, killed (accidentally) his wife’s business associate, and ruined his reputation by posting one of the sex videos to his Facebook page. But why this elaborate scheme? Why go through all this trouble of literally destroying the life of a man you barely know? It was all very confusing. Sorry let me rephrase; it was all quite CRAZY. In fact, that is how I would probably describe this movie in general. 99 minutes of total craziness. These girls show up at a stranger’s house, seduce him into a threesome and just proceed to wreck his life. Not to mention the sick lie they told him about being underage and threatening to get him sent to jail for statutory rape.
Now about Evan. Evan Evan Evan. Who engages in a wild threesome (unprotected I might add given the innuendoes by Belle and Genesis that they could be carrying his 3rd and 4th children) with two random girls the night his wife is away? There were more things about his character that were baffling. He constantly told Belle and Genesis how much he loved his family and he was a good father and husband. But Genesis coolly reminded him in the first of three compelling quotes at the back end of the movie:
So why didn’t you think of them when you were inside us?
The girl has a point. We know from the beginning of the movie that apparently he and his wife haven’t had sex in three weeks. But still…STILL. If you’re happily married why you are going to engage in a wild night of passion in you and your wife’s bed with two women you don’t know? I felt for him a bit because he literally had to sit by and watch what is mistake was costing him. He had to watch his wife’s work get destroyed, a friend killed and had to have sex with Belle (he was tied up) while she was wearing his daughter’s uniform. But then, Evan destroyed all sympathy I had for him with his disgusting speech at the end comparing their seduction as “free pizza” and “what was he supposed to do”. How about throwing the two skinny girls out of your home Evan! A grown man like him should have been able to “take them” as he put it at the beginning of the movie. Yes, he tried to resist the temptation even when they appeared in his bathroom naked but he still let them perform oral on him and from there they progressed to the threesome in the bathroom…on the bed…and on the wall. At no point did he resist and say no. Why? Because he wanted it. And that’s the thing about having free will. We always have a choice. Evan himself said something similar at the beginning of the movie:
I’m an architect. So obviously I believe things happen by your own desire.
Honestly, the little insightful quotes here and there were the best part of this ridiculous and poor movie, most notably the poignant ones delivered at the end:
You know what, for a moment, I thought you were the one who’d say no. – Belle
You know what’s funny, they never say no. No matter who they are. No matter how much they love their families. You’re all the same. — Genesis.