M. Night Shyamalan’s next film is finally here. This is his first follow-up since his last film, Old. Knock at the Cabin is really mixing up the home invasion genre by giving the home invaders a possibly real reason for entering and terrorizing. Of course, just cause this group is asking the family to stop an apocalypse it doesn’t mean that it is necessarily true. This could be a figment of this group’s imagination. I’m sure the poor family being assaulted won’t know what the heck they are talking about.
The trailer sets up for a tense experience with a lot of mystery built up around the edges. We are hoping that the story sticks together and doesn’t go The Happening on us.
The synopsis for Knock at the Cabin goes like this:
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.
Knock at the Cabin arrives in theaters beginning February 3.