M. Night Shyamalan

Dog’s Movie House: “Knock At The Cabin” Elevated By An Outstanding Performance From Dave Bautista!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller. It’s called “Knock At The Cabin” and features Dave Bautista as Leonard, a man whose shared visions with three other people have convinced him to descend upon a cabin in the woods. At this cabin are a couple, Eric (Jonathan Groff) and Andrew (Ben Aldridge) and their adopted daughter Wen (Kristin Cui). Leonard is convinced that the apocalypse is coming and the only way to stop it is for one of the three members of this family to be killed. The catch is that the victim must be killed by a member of his/her family. Leonard and his party can do nothing to intervene. Of course Eric and Andrew aren’t having any and their refusuals have extreme consequences, both to Leonard’s party and the world in general. Is Leonard right? Or is the whole thing just a shared delusion with a darker, yet more personal intent?

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Dog’s Movie House: “Glass” A Little More Than Half Full!

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog with a look at M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass”, the final film in a trilogy that began with “Unbreakable” way back in 2000.

Samuel L. Jackson Returns As Mr. Glass In The Thriller “Glass”



Shyamalan is a talented filmmaker who is a bit hit or miss with me.  I enjoyed “Split,” the second film in the series but was a little cool on the pacing and sudden ending of “Unbreakable.”  For me “Glass” falls somewhere in the middle.

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Dog’s Movie House: “The Visit” A Return To Form For M. Night Shyamalan!



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Deanna Dunagan in "The Visit"

Deanna Dunagan in “The Visit”



I have a great amount of admiration for filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan.  Ever since “The Sixth Sense” exploded on the scene in 1999 I’ve been a fan of his slow burn, cinematic style.  He’s fallen out of favor since his heyday in the 90s, with bombs like “The Happening” and “After Earth” on his resume.  Apparently his solution is to venture into the world of low budget filmmaking, partnering with Blumhouse Studios (“Insidious: Chapter 3) to write and direct his own entry into the “found footage” horror genre.  While I generally think most found footage films are dubious enterprises at best, I have to say that “The Visit” is one of the spookier horror films I’ve seen in a while and a good return to form for the talented Shyamalan. Continue reading