Eli Roth’s latest horror thriller Knock Knock reveals just what happens when a happily married man, played by Keanu Reeves, tries to help two stranded co-eds (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) on a rainy night. The women seduce Reeves as soon as the opportunity presents itself and even though Reeves protests, he caves in and the three get steamy in record time.
These two beauties, however, go from sexy to psycho in record time when they return to torture and torment Reeves in a misguided effort to teach him personal responsibility. Unfortunately, the Knock Knock duo confess that few (none, actually) have survived this particular path to personal redemption.
The official synopsis for Knock Knock is far less foreboding than the trailer, but it still manages to strike fear, or at least some wariness, into the hearts of suburban American husbands everywhere.
“Evan (Reeves) seems like the perfect guy. He’s an architect, lives in a beautiful California home, has two kids and a lovely talented wife. One afternoon, the wife and kids go to the beach but Evan has to stay home and work. It’s raining, he’s alone, listening to music, and there’s a knock at the door. Two beautiful young girls are standing in the cold. They’re drenched, lost and just want to come in to dry off and use the phone. But this wild fantasy will turn into his worst nightmare.”
The name Eli Roth should tell you just what to expect from Knock Knock and from the trailer, so fans of Keanu Reeves should be warned to expect copious amounts of sex, blood, and violence. In fact, Knock Knock promises to bring the orgiastic femmes and demented debaucheries from the exotic locales of Hostel and deliver them right to the average family’s front door in Knock Knock.
Knock Knock seems to have much going for it, including a trailer that just skirts the limits without really crossing into red band territory, but Keanu Reeves may be a bigger draw than Eli Roth, as far as big names connected with the film. Building on that, Roth has cast Reeves in the role of victim in Knock Knock, which is not something we’ve seen from the actor very often, if at all. Keanu may find an entirely new angle to explore, depending on how well he takes torture and humiliation in Knock Knock.
Knock Knock hits theaters in the U.K. on June 26. Lionsgate hasn’t yet set a U.S. release date.
[Featured image: Lorenza Izzo, Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas and actor/producer Eli Roth courtesy of Larry Busacca/Getty Images]