Paul Tremblay is one of my favorite contemporary horror authors. Back in 2018 I read The Cabin at the End of the World and it was hands-down one of my favorite books of the year. When I found out that the novel was being made into a movie, I was excited, but admittedly wary. And as it turns out, rightfully so,
I almost went to see Knock at the Cabin in the theatre when it was released back in February, but after the initial reviews I decided to wait. Truthfully, M. Night Shyamalan movies always disappoint me and I knew I’d be purchasing the DVD for the library so I kind of didn’t want to spend the money on a movie ticket.
Well, the DVD came out this week and I watched it tonight with Drew. Ugh… I almost abandoned it about a quarter of the way through. Drew did not read the book so he really had no idea what was happening, what the motivations were, or any of the backstory the book describes. He absolutely hated it. I was very disappointed because I wanted it to live up to how good the book was.
But, as usual, the book was certainly better.