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Knock Knock 
Written by: on July 1st, 2009

Theatrical Release Date: USA 2007
Director: Joseph Ariola
Writer: Joseph Ariola
Cast: Joli Julianna, Nicole Abisinio, Chris Bashinelli, Kat Castaneda, John Cipriano Jr., Jarett Del Bene, Jeremy Drew, Stephanie Finochio, Ben Fiore, Jim Ford, Matt Fraley, Asher Grodman, Erika J.

DVD released: June 8th, 2009
Approximate running time: 90 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: 18 (UK)
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
Subtitles: N/A
DVD Release: DNC Entertainment
Region Coding: Region 2 PAL (UK)
Retail Price: £12.99

Synopsis: The victim of near fatal prank, seeks revenge years later by killing the children of those who were responsible for putting him in a casket that caught fire and left him horribly scarred.

This film is yet another by the book revenge and horror film that lays on these genres cliches thickly. The plot for Knock Knock revolves around a group of kids who are being targeted by a killer because of what their parents did to the killer years before. In the film all of the police are so inept that it takes a retired detective (who also happens to be connected with one of the killers victims) to figure things. Let’s just say that it is not hard to see where everything is going and most likely you will solve the killers’ identity and motive before anyone in film ever does.

Visually the only area where the film ever stands out is during the kill scenes (which are actually pretty gory). None of the performances in the film leave any lasting impression and they are adequate at best. The films score is without a doubt its weakest asset.  Ultimately Knock Knock is a forgettable horror film that brings nothing new to the table.

The DVD:

DNC Entertainment presents Knock Knock in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s original aspect ratio. Colors, flesh tones and black levels fare well all around. This transfer is not flagged for progressive playback and there is some blurring / ghosting issues during scenes with heavier movement.

This release comes with one audio option a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The audio is clear and free of any distortion or background noise.

Extras for this release are limited to a trailer for the film. Overall Knock Knock gets an adequate DVD release from DNC Entertainment.

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