“Knock at the Cabin” has not lived up to many expectations

The movie teaches about important things and has many hidden messages


Izzy Rios

The newest thriller, “Knock at the Cabin”, is what many would call underwhelming and not a thriller.

“Knock at the Cabin” is a book that has been made into a movie. The movie is about a family who is faced with the opportunity to save the world, but in doing so, they will have to sacrifice a family member. This is a huge moral dilemma that leaves the family with the fate of the world lying on their shoulders. 

The movie is equipped with many underlying messages and themes. Each character represents a different thing in the real world that is very important. It has a creepy tone that leaves viewers unsettled at certain points in the film. 

“Knock at the Cabin” received a six out of ten on IMDb and a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes. It is not an action-packed thriller but instead is filled with character development. Viewers are also left questioning what they would do if put in this situation.  

This movie is not the type of scary that makes people jump out of their seats. It is more so a movie that scares people mentally. The thought of being put in the situation that the characters are put into leaves viewers a different type of scared.  

Many viewers went in expecting the quality of the book but were disappointed after watching the film.  

According to theguardian.com, “It is a supposed apocalyptic nightmare (adapted from the 2018 horror bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay) which turns out to be a silly shaggy dog story whose big reveal is bizarrely anti-climactic, unscary and unimpressive.”