Director – Shawn Burkett (Don’t Fuck in the Woods, Bludgeon)
Starring – Rob Collins (13 Slays Till X-Mas, Squatch’d), Stephen J. Hodke (Shriekshow, Season’s Greetings 2), and Travis Wilson (Campground: The Requel, She Burns in Hell: Chapter 2)
Release Date – 2021
Rating – 3/5
I’ve been a fan of Concept Media for some time now. I’ve been watching and reviewing their films since they released Shawn Burkett’s Bludgeon. Since then I’ve been a huge fan and always keep an eye out on their newest projects. A few days ago Shawn hit me up to review his short Knock, Knock, Knock. I had no idea that he had been working on this one and couldn’t wait to check it out. I had to wait a few days but as soon as I could I went ahead and hit play. Thanks Shawn for sending this one over my way.
**spoiler Alert** This one follows two friends who are staying the night in a hotel but a strange knock at the door interrupts their night. After several more they soon find themselves at the mercy of a knife wielding mad man. **Spoiler Alert**
Knock, Knock, Knock is extremely short at just three minutes long. However, it is still fun for what it is. Sadly, I feel that it is a little too damn short to actually answer any questions the viewer has. The acting in this one is solid enough. It’s a short cast of mutual friends and that makes it feel a little more genuine. The cast has some on screen experience but you can still see some inexperience from time to time.
The story for this one follows two guys in a hotel room who find a knife wielding man at their door. It’s a decent start but the film ends before the story truly gets going. Who is the knife wielding maniac? Why did he target these two dudes? Why is Rob Collins so damn cool? The short doesn’t really find it’s stride in just three minutes. Finally, the film has a little CGI blood but don’t expect a blood bath. The CGI looks decent but it doesn’t really stick with you once the short is over. Overall, Knock, Knock, Knock is far from perfect but it’s fun. The one death is pretty fun but I have too many questions than the short has answers. It’s still a sharp short with a point but nothing memorable.