First KNOCK KNOCK Teaser Trailer: Keanu Reeves Leads Eli Roth’s Latest

     January 23, 2015


Now that we may never see The Green Inferno, it’s on to the next Eli Roth project!  Knock Knock stars Keanu Reeves as Evan Webber, a normal guy with a solid job, nice house, beautiful wife and great kids.   All is well until his family heads out of town for the weekend, he gets a knock at the door and finds two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) desperate to come into his home.  Trouble is, as the new Knock Knock teaser trailer warns, some doors should not be opened.  He lets them inside and, as one might expect from any Eli Roth film, things get dark and weird in a flash.

The teaser is super short and barely scratches the surface of the more twisted elements of the material, but it does have a pretty eerie feel to it that will leave you eager to see the crazy things Roth does with the scenario.  We’ll probably find out how far he takes it soon enough because Knock Knock is due to screen tonight at Sundance.

Via Eli Roth.

Here’s the 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.


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