The film is full of strange things about many of the difficult confrontations Mother will face in order to save her daughter from certain danger. The danger is awakening the demon will chase them everywhere to get rid of them. But at the same time, the investigator investigates the disappearance of Danny and suspects that Jess is manipulating her troubled daughter.
While a substantial early portion of Don't Knock Twice may feel a bit familiar, it quickly finds its feet and settles into a nice spooky groove that fans of indie/import horror will be sure to appreciate.
The actual horror and thriller aspects just don't gel together with any of the other elements, making James' latest genre effort a movie I respect multiple elements of even if I can't say I enjoyed near as much as I can't help but wish I did.