If you followed our FrightFest coverage this year, you know that we saw some really great movies at the festival, and we can’t wait for you guys to see them too. We’ve been anxiously waiting for our favorite titles to get picked up by distributors, and thankfully it’s finally starting to happen. Knocking, a movie that I had the pleasure of reviewing, is getting released to a wider audience in a bit under a month. It’s hitting theaters on October 8th, and if you can’t make it out to see it on the big screen, it’ll be on VOD less than two weeks later on October 19th.
Knocking was my favorite film of the entire festival, so I highly recommend that you check it out. It’s about a woman named Molly who was recently released from a mental institution, and soon after she moves into her new apartment she begins to hear a mysterious knocking sound. Oddly, nobody else in the building seems to hear it or know anything about it, so none of her neighbors believe her. Pretty soon, you start to wonder if the knocking is supernatural, if it’s just in her head, or if there’s some big, cult-like conspiracy going on, and the story takes some really intriguing twists and turns that you will not see coming.
It’s a captivating mystery, and it’s grounded by an equally captivating lead performance. Cecilia Milocco absolutely nails the role of Molly, so you buy into every emotional state she finds herself in, from calm acceptance to raving lunacy. She will keep you on the edge of your seat for just about the entire time so I absolutely cannot wait for you guys to see this movie.
And if you want to get a taste of what to expect from it, check out the trailer below. It does a great job of conveying the tone and feel of the story without giving away any spoilers so it won’t ruin anything for you. It’ll just get you more excited to watch this gem, so I actually suggest checking it out, especially if you’re not completely sold on the film yet.
But most of all, mark your calendars and make some time to watch Knocking, whether in a theater or in the comfort of your own home. It’s one of my favorite horror movies of the year, and if you see it, I bet it’ll become one of yours as well.