A guy (Douglas Reese) is awakened by a knock at the door - a very
insistant and repetitive knock mind you. Just there's nobody outside ...
same thing when he's making breakfast. So what's going on? Probably
nothing, but our guy doesn't feel quite himself all morning, and
everything in the apartment seems slightly off. And there, when he's
having a snack, another knock. Our guy is quite paranoid now, and he tries
to keep his door under surveillance without anyone knowing ... but to no
avail, another knock. He phones the police, but what's there to report?
But even while he's on the phone, another knock, and this one might push
it over the edge ...
The Knock is basically a good
example of what a talented filmmaker with little or no funds, (very
probably) no crew but a camera and a tripod is capable of - if he
undertstands suspense. Seriously, this is a neat little suspense piece
created out of nothing but carried by interesting camera angles and
intelligent editing - and it doesn't need more than that, either. Sure,
it's only less than nine minutes long, and it would probably lost its
attraction if it was any longer, but for what it is, it totally works!