Saturday, May 21, 2011
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight:Knock Knock(2007)
By Eric Polk-
Ok, Reaplings. I'm not going to slag 2000s low-budget horror films...ok...actually I am. To me, unlike the low-budget horror films of the 1980s(oh no, Eric's having an 80s flashback), these films seem to decent not into paralyzing terror but into mind-numbing parody. Knock Knock is directed(sort of) by Joseph Ariola and is about Rico who is just a big, fun-loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The problem is his dad is an undertaker. Some popular high school students thought he was weird because of it. Rico kept to himself and helped his dad around their funeral home after school. One night after a high school pep rally, some of those students wanted to have a little fun.
Years after they have their fun, the revenge is doled out against their idiot kids in the form of a masked killer who graphically disembowels the victims one by one. The bad acting, bad filming, the bad everything is on display in this film(which you can see on Fearnet On Demand). Oh sure, the blood and gore is top-notch but that's it. You see whodunit millions of miles away. While it's not the low-grade dog food of a SOV horror film, Knock Knock is only a step or two away from being a huge steaming pile of kitty crap!