Knock At The Cabin (2023), Dave Bautista, Paramount Pictures

KNOCK AT THE CABIN (2023): New Trailer From M. Night Shyamalan, Starring Dave Bautista, Kristen Cui, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jonathan Groff…

Knock At The Cabin (2023), Kristen Cui, Paramount Pictures
Knock At The Cabin (2023), Kristen Cui, Paramount Pictures

Dave Bautista, Kristen Cui, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge and Nikki Amuka-Bird are the cast of Knock at the Cabin, the latest horror/mystery/thriller from M. Night Shyamalan.

At the centre of the story of a young family taken hostage by armed strangers. Strangers who demand the family decide what they believe, in order to make an unthinkable decision.

I’ve seen this trailer approximately four times now, and the one thing that has stayed consistent regarding my thoughts is how wonderful a young actor Kristen Cui, the young girl in this movie, seems to be.

Another thing that hasn’t changed with each viewing is how promising it all seems. That is until towards the end when Bautista’s character says: ‘…Your family has been chosen to make a horrible decision. If you fail to choose, the world will end.’

After all that engaging mystery, I’m sad to say that I find myself disappointed by this seemingly simplistic and somewhat underwhelming turn of events. I’m very likely judging far too soon, of course, and I may just have tired of the ‘or the world will end.’ However, there is Shyamalan’s reputation, which most certainly precedes him.

What are your feelings about this trailer? Is it time for a good Shyamalan movie? Fingers crossed that I’m way off – and Knock at the Cabin turns out to be great.

Abby Quinn, Jerry Lobrow, William Ragsdale, Clare Louise Frost, Kat Murphy, Debbie Lay, Satomi Hofmann, McKenna Kerrigan, Mike Wilson, Michael J. Kraycik, Scott Vogel and Brian Foreman also star.

Knock at the Cabin Release Dates: February 3rd, 2023 (US & UK)…

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11 thoughts on “KNOCK AT THE CABIN (2023): New Trailer From M. Night Shyamalan, Starring Dave Bautista, Kristen Cui, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jonathan Groff…”

  1. I think much will deoend on how thoughtfully and coherently the script unveils the how and why of their choice and their predicament. If it is simply an unexplored horror device then I guess the movie will dissapoint. Will depend on the depth of the writing. πŸ™‚ Interesting preview.

  2. Because it is Shyamalan, I won’t go to the theatre unless the reviews are over-the-top favorable. For me, a great vision guy – bad at executing his vision guy. As for this trailer, I’m initially left to wonder how this movie will fill up 100-120 minutes of “action.” I do like Bautista in this role. Curious to see how he does with it. Like you, hoping M. Night can translate his vision into a great watch. Knock on wood that Knock At The Cabin is a hit.

    1. Seeing what the headlines say is a wise approach. If most of the action takes place in the cabin, then filling up the run time will be even more challenging. Hopefully the story can meet that challenge. Also, Bautista seems to keep getting better and better with each film so there is definitely a chance we will be pleasantly surprised. 🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞🀞…

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ Big Foot sighting is so right! I wonder how much Shyamalan leaned into that deliberately, if at all. Slasher movies are often the most amusing scary films for me. Though, Idue to my limited horror moving viewing, I am basing that largely on Scream (1996) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, (1974) of course.

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