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The Knock

USA 2020
produced by
Zach Lorkiewicz for Count the Clock Productions
directed by Zach Lorkiewicz
starring Lauren Elyse Buckley, Anna Sofie Christensen, Deborah O'Brien (voice)
written and visual effects by Zach Lorkiewicz, music by Catherine Yang

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

She (Lauren Elyse Buckley) has already gone to bed when she hears a knock on the door. Then another knock, this time more desparately. And then someone tries to come in, and if it wasn't for the doorchain they would. An old lady (Debroah O'Brien) screams through the door, calling for Jimmy - who's definitely not in our heroine's room. Eventually, our heroine gets so freaked out by the incessant knocking that she decides to check who's behind the door, just to have it over with, but once she's at the door, the knocking dies down. So everything back to normal - or has something found its way into the room another way?

 

The Knock is essentially a very beautiful horror miniature, a little film that (even for its four minute running time) is short on plot let alone subtext, but what it does it does very well, and that's creeping the audience out, thanks to a well thought-out situation, a very atmospheric direction that gets the most out of its situation and location, and a strong and believable central performance. Really cool genre entertainment for sure.

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