Wondering if Knock at the Cabin is ok for kids? This horror thriller from M. Night Shyamalan is chilling and frightening and perhaps a little preachy. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Knock at the Cabin.
Knock at the Cabin Parents Guide
While vacationing at a remote cabin, a young girl and her two dads 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.
Age Rating: Why is Knock at the Cabin Rated R?
Knock at the Cabin is Rated R for strong language and violence which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 17.
Language in Knock at the Cabin
There is profanity in Knock at the Cabin including uses of sh*t, bullsh*t, a**, bi*ch, at least 20+ uses of f*ck, and words of Deity like g-ddamn, and Jesus. There was also uses of bastard and d*ck.
Violence: Is Knock at the Cabin too Scary for Kids?
Parents need to know that Knock at the Cabin is scary, chilling, and depressing with a lot of tense moments. There are a lot of deaths and blood and use of weapons like guns and axes and homemade weapons.
There is fighting and characters getting punched. You see characters with bloody faces. A character slits his own neck, and you can see a lot of blood. A character is clubbed. There is also unsettling footage of an apocalypse shown like planes crashing, a giant tsunami, viruses, fires, and flooding.
Mature Content: Is Knock at the Cabin OK for Kids?
There is no sexual content or nudity in Knock at the Cabin.
Some characters drink alcohol.
Is Knock at the Cabin Appropriate for Kids Under 16?
In Knock at the Cabin you can expect to see some tense and frightening scenes, blood, death, murder, apocalyptic scenes, and profanity used by some of the characters. To sum it up, Knock at the Cabin is kid friendly for ages 16 years and older.
If your kids are horror fans and fans of M. Night Shyamalan, then they’ll be able to handle this one, and they won’t be disappointed. This thriller is compelling, but it may not have enough horror for some people. The performances by all the actors add to its value and it’s nice to see Dave Bautista shine in a different character besides Drax.
Even though most of the film takes place in one location, it moves quickly. It’s horror with sentiment and a message.