Greetings, my dearest fans and fellow cinephiles! It is I, the fabulous and fierce drag queen and movie critique, Miss Information, here to spill some piping hot tea on the latest horror flick by the master of plot twists himself, M. Night Shyamalan. Buckle up, sweethearts, because Knock at the Cabin is a thrilling and chilling ride that delivers some LGBT representation with a Philly twist.
Based on the novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul G. Tremblay, Knock at the Cabin tells the terrifying tale of a family that is taken hostage in their rental cabin by four armed strangers who claim that they must make an impossible choice to save the world from impending doom. And who is this family, you may ask? Two gay dads and their adopted daughter! Yes, honey, this movie isn’t just bringing the scares, it’s also bringing the representation.
Jonathan Groff stars as Eric, one of the dads, and he absolutely slays in his role as a history professor at Temple University in Philadelphia who is fighting to protect his family while grappling with his faith and sexuality. Meanwhile, Ben Aldridge plays his sassy lawyer husband Andrew, who brings some serious wit and shade to the role as he challenges the intruders’ motives and logic. And let’s not forget Kristen Cui as their fearless and lovable daughter Wen, who steals the show with her bug obsession and book smarts. And both are OUT gay actors!
But wait, there’s more! Dave Bautista stars as the terrifying and charismatic leader of the intruders, Leonard. He is joined by Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, and Rupert Grint, who each bring their own unique backstory and personality to the table, making for a cast of characters that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin is a suspenseful rollercoaster ride that will have you screaming, gasping, and questioning your own morality. With nods to his hometown of Philadelphia, the movie also explores themes of family, identity, religion, and violence, making it not just a horror movie, but also a thought-provoking commentary on the world we live in. So, my lovelies, if you’re looking for a horror movie that will keep you up at night and make you think, then I highly recommend checking out Knock at the Cabin.