Film and Plot Synopsis
When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. The film stars Keanu Reeves as the family man who falls into temptation and Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas as the seductresses who wreak havoc upon his life, turning a married man’s dark fantasy into his worst nightmare.
‘Knock Knock’ Movie Summary
The first night alone, Evan receives a knock on his front door. He finds two young women, Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) and Bel (Ana de Armas), who say they are looking for the address for a party. Evan informs him that they have the wrong address. It is raining so the girls are soaked and their cellphones are not working. Evan allows them in to use the Internet to contact the party’s host to get their location. The girls call for a driver to take them to the party.
While they are waiting, the girls ask if they can throw their clothes in the dryer and Evan reluctantly agrees. The girls wear some robes as they get comfortable in the home. Evan begins to play some of his vinyl records that he has from his days as a DJ. The girls begin to explore the house which begins to make Evan more uncomfortable. The driver arrives to pick up the girls, and they both run into the bathroom. Evan tries to convince the girls to leave, but they begin to force themselves on Evan. Ultimately, Evan gives in and has sex with both girls.
Evan awakes after their three way tryst and finds that the girls have vandalized his wife’s sculpture. Evan becomes angry and tells the girls that he is going to call the police. The girls reveal that they are underage. Evan chooses not to call the police. A friend of Karen’s, Vivian (Colleen Camp), stops by to check if Evan needs any help. She sees Genesis and leaves angrily, believing, correctly, that Evan has been unfaithful to Karen. Once again, Evan threatens to call the police and report a break-in, and the girls agree to be taken home.
Evan returns home after dropping off the girls. He begins to clean the mess in the house and tries to get back to work. He hears a shattering noise and rushes out to investigate. He finds a broken picture frame holding a picture of his family. Genesis suddenly appears and knocks him out with one of his wife’s sculptures. The girls tie him up in the bed and Bel climbs on top of him in Lisa’s schoolgirl outfit. Bel wishes to have sex with him, but Evan refuses. The girls threaten to Facetime Karen with him unless he agrees, so he has sex with Bel while Genesis records them. Evan is able to free himself during the sex and knocks Bel off of him and tries to get to Genesis. However, Genesis is able to stop him and the girls tie him up again in a chair with electrical cord.
Louis arrives to pick up the sculpture. He finds Evan tied up, but he is distracted by the girls damaging the sculpture before he unties his friend. Louis runs to stop them, but he has an asthma attack during the encounter. The girls have taken his inhaler, and Louis tries to get it back. Louis slips on a piece of the sculpture and falls hitting his head. Louis dies from his injuries. The girls bury Louis’ body in Evan’s backyard.
The girls mess with Louis and Evan’s cellphones. They make it appear that Louis discovered that Evan was having an affair with Louis’s wife. This makes it appear that Evan may have murdered Louis in a jealous rage. The girls tie Evan up with a hose and bury him in a hole in the ground with only his head above the ground. Evan believes that the girls are going to kill him. The girls tells Evan that the entire ordeal was a game. They state that they never intended to kill him and that neither of them are underage. Their whole intent was just to ruin his life.
Genesis shows Evan the video that she took of him and Bel earlier. As Evan is watching it, Genesis uploads the video to his Facebook account. The two girls depart and take Evan’s family dog, Monkey, with them. Evan is left to deal with Karen when she returns home. The film ends with Karen and the kids walking into the trashed house, and Jake saying “Daddy had a party.”
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