Make the choice
Universal has released the first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror film, Knock at the Cabin – which you can check out below.
The visionary filmmaker has conjured up some of the genre’s most iconic and thought-provoking entries to date, and his latest feature looks set to have people talking once again. This time around, Shyamalan takes a stab at the home invasion subgenre with an apocalyptic twist as a family’s vacation at a remote cabin takes a sinister turn.
A synopsis for the film reads:
While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are taken hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what they believe before all is lost.
The film is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World and stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of the Dead) Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter franchise) Nikki Amuka-Bird (Old) Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag) and Jonathan Groff (Mindhunter).
Horror maestro Stephen King heaped praise on Tremblay’s novel by describing it as “thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain” and “gripping, horrifying, and mesmerizing.”
Speaking in a previous interview with comicbook.com, Shyamalan called the film “contained and gigantic,” whilst also comparing it to previous entries like Signs and Apple TV’s Servant, both of which he helmed.
“I will tell you this: strangely, it was the fastest script I’ve ever written. Signs would have had that title prior to Knock at the Cabin. I probably think, in terms of both of them, that they have this movement, this event, that causes me to write it really fast. Hopefully, audiences will feel that when they come to see it. It is definitely in the wheelhouse of the things you’re seeing from me now, especially with [Apple TV+ series] Servant, this contained and gigantic event that’s occurring.”
Shyamalan writes, directs, and produces the film which is set to open in theatres on February 3rd, 2023.