M. Night Shyamalan's "Knock at the Cabin" Is Home-Invasion Horror With a Twist

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M. Night Shyamalan is offering a different kind of home-invasion story. The prolific horror director will next year be releasing "Knock at the Cabin," an adaptation of the 2018 novel "The Cabin at the End of the World" by Paul G. Tremblay. The film follows an idyllic family whose woodsy vacation is interrupted when they're faced with an impossible decision.

In the full-length trailer released on Sept. 22, two dads (Jonathan Groff and Ben Aldridge) arrive at a remote cabin with their young daughter (Kristen Cui). The family's bliss is soon disturbed by the arrival of four strangers (Nikki Amuka-Bird, Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, and Abby Quinn).

"The four of us have a very important job to do," Bautista's character, Leonard, says. "In fact, it might be the most important job in the history of the world." Though the trailer doesn't fully give away the details, it's clear the family must make some sort of personal sacrifice to purportedly save humanity from the apocalypse.

As with many of his films, Shyamalan also wrote the script, this time with Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. Shyamalan's last film was "Old," released in 2021. "Knock at the Cabin" is due in theaters on Feb. 3, 2023.

"Knock at the Cabin" Cast

The family at the center of "Knock at the Cabin" is played by Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, and Kristen Cui in her acting debut. The four home invaders are played by Nikki Amuka-Bird, Rupert Grint, Abby Quinn, and Dave Bautista as the ominous Leonard.

"Knock at the Cabin" Release Date

"Knock at the Cabin" will be released in theaters on Feb. 3, 2023.