This Forgotten Keanu Reeves and Ana de Armas Erotic Thriller Has Become a Surprise Hit on Netflix

Amy West
·2-min read
Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

From Esquire

It's been an odd ol' year, and what with everyone around the world being encouraged to stay in more than ever, streaming platforms have proved a welcome distraction. But there's only so much content on them, and it's inevitable that people were going to have to start watching less mainstream titles – as Netflix's most recent data reveal showcases.

According to the service, Eli Roth's Knock Knock, starring Bill & Ted Face the Music's Keanu Reeves and No Time to Die's Ana de Armas, has quietly become its second-most watched movie in recent days. The only film currently beating it on the Top 10 list is newly released rom-com Holidate.

Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

Released in 2015, the erotic thriller, which is based on 1977's Death Game, centres on happily married architect Evan (Reeves), who opts out of a weekend holiday with his wife and children to stay home and work on an important project.

One evening, he allows two young women to crash at his house when they claim that they've gotten themselves lost on the way to a party. It doesn't take long for the mysterious girls to make themselves at home; putting on his old records, pouring themselves drinks and coercing him into having a threesome with them.

Things go from bad to worse when Evan notices that the women have vandalised his wife's prized art sculpture, and they claim that they are underage.

Photo credit: Lionsgate
Photo credit: Lionsgate

What follows is a surprisingly blood-soaked game of cat-and-mouse as the women terrorise Evan, threaten his family and pose a danger to anyone else who dares to pop round and check in.

An unconventional pick for 2020 viewing, but a pick nonetheless. It can't be worse than the election.

Knock Knock is streaming now on Netflix US, but isn't available on Netflix UK. Watch it on Amazon here

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