Death Knot
Derrick Dunn

Derrick Dunn

Death Knot is an ok horror debut

Cornelio Sunny dabbles in J-horror for his directorial debut in Death Knot from Well Go USA Entertainment. After the sudden suicide of their estranged mother, Hari (Cornelio Sunny), and his sister Eka (Widika Sidmore), return to their hometown to put their matriarch’s affairs in order.

Upon arriving in their hometown and along with Eka’s beau, the siblings come into contact with angry villagers who try to intimidate them. Consequently, the locals believed that the woman was a devotee of a dangerous form of black magic deemed responsible for a string of mysterious deaths over many years.

The locals that the siblings leave and allow the burning of their childhood home, which they believe will rid the town of the curse. Even though the siblings are initially skeptical, the string of strange occurrences that occur leads them to think there is more truth to the rumors than they ever dreamed was possible.

I’ll keep it short and straightforward with the review that Death Knot is a slow-burning horror film. For his first film, Cornelio wants to avoid gore and instead focus on tension. I will credit Gunnar Nimpuno’s cinematography style for setting up a sense of dread, but the film is never remotely scary, and most viewers will forget the movie when the credits roll.

Cornelio Sunny does deserve kudos for what he’s accomplished with such a small budget. With the proper guidance, he will get better in the horror genre.


Final Grade: C-

Death Knot  is available on Digital, Blu-ray™, and DVD on January 17th

Movie Clappers

More reviews to explorer

Rose Blood

Rose Blood is superior Friday The 13th fan film

Friday The 13th superfan Peter Anthony makes his directorial debut in Rose Blood: A Friday the 13th Fan film. It wasn’t until I saw Jeremy Brown’s Vengeance A Friday The 13th Fan Film a few years ago that I started taking fan films seriously.

She Said

She Said deservers an audience in the comfort of your own

A life-changing historical moment comes to the big screen in She Said from Universal Pictures. Maria Schrader directs the film from a screenplay by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The script adapts the 2019 nonfiction book She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

High Heat

Typical action fuels High Heat

Director Zach Golden transitions to the action genre for his sophomore feature, High Heat, from Saban Films. Screenwriter James Pedersen makes his debut with the film. Former KGB operative Ana (Kurylenko) has left that life behind and turned chef.