M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin Makes a Surprising Twist to the Scary Cabin Trope
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M. Night Shyamalan has tried his hand at television with the Apple TV+ series Servant, but now he’s ready to come back to the big screen with his next movie Knock at the Cabin.
Here’s the first trailer starring Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Rupert Grint, and more:
The official synopsis reads:
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.
The horror movie with the cabin setting is kind of a tired trope, but seeing that this is Shyamalan, we should expect a different kind of twist. Though we’re used to watching films where the people in the cabin have to run away from some kind of murderous monster, it seems that the people trying to take over the cabin genuinely care about something bigger and don’t really want to hurt the couple and their child.
Admittedly, Shyamalan has become kind of a gamble when it comes to the big screen. Though a lot of fans thought he was ‘back’ after Split, he goes on to release the critical bomb Glass. Old also had a pretty interesting premise, but the movie just fumbled in its execution. Who knows, maybe Knock at the Cabin could be a hit, but with the studio releasing it during a dump month, I think there could be little faith behind the film.
Catch Knock at the Cabin when it comes to theaters on Feb. 3, 2023.