Knock Knock – Film Review

Keanu Reeves is game for kitsch carnage in the latest shocker from 'Hostel' director Eli Roth

Keanu Reeves is light years from The Matrix in the latest shocker from Hostel director Eli Roth. In a homage to ’70s exploitation thriller Death Game (its star Sondra Locke produced Knock Knock) the Bill & Ted man plays successful fortysomething architect Evan, home alone in the Hollywood Hills. While his family are away, temptation titillates when two femme fatales (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) show up seeking shelter from a storm. Echoing Michael Haneke’s psycho-thriller Funny Games, this ménage a trois turns into a home-invasion horror. Fans of Roth’s Cabin Fever and Grindhouse collaborations with Quentin Tarantino may find Knock Knock tame but, sonically tortured by techno and stabbed with a fork, Reeves is game for the kitsch carnage that ensues.