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If you’ve finished streaming this one and are looking for alternative movies though – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.

Of course for all the movies we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link so you can check out our full review.

So without further ado, we present 10 movies to check out when you’ve finished watching Knock at the Cabin!

The Purge

The Purge is a simple home invasion film and while its sequels (and subsequent TV adaptation) explore the world in a lot more detail, the original is a claustrophobic and tense affair.

The story revolves around a wealthy family held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate who are out for blood. Unfortunately, there’s not much the authorities can do given this occurs during the Purge.

An idea fronted by the government, the Purge is a 12 hour period once a year whereby any and all crime is legal. The only hope for our family is to try and ride out the time.

The Game

If you’re looking for a twisty turny thriller with lots of questions and a pacey feel, look no further than The Game.

The story centers on a wealthy San Francisco banker called Nicholas Van Orton, who’s given the opportunity to participate in a mysterious game. Upon accepting the terms, he finds his entire life turned upside down as he begins to questions exactly where the line is with this game and whether it might actually be a conspiracy to destroy him completely.

The film has some great moments and it’ll keep you guessing right the way up until the end.

The Strangers

The Strangers doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it do anything particularly unique with its set-up. What it does do however, is establish itself as a very solid home invasion movie.

The story centers on a couple returning from a wedding reception, shacked up in a vacation house for the night. When three strangers show up in the middle of the night, what ensues is a fight for survival.


Jordan Peele’s movies have always been full of allegories and Us is definitely rich in the thematic department. While the story is a bit illogical and silly in places, an excellent trailer (which made our top 30 movie trailer article) and some fascinating ideas – not to mention an eerie tone and atmosphere – make this worth a recommendation.

The plot itself focuses on a family off on vacation, who find their holiday turned upside down when doppelgängers arrive and begin to terrorize them. As more about their past comes to light, the family find themselves fighting against horrors they never knew existed.

The Guest

The Guest is a stylish and fun thriller, with light wisps of horror but mostly nestling in its mystery surrounding the titular character, David.

The story really picks up when this soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed in, a series of accidental deaths appear to be connected to his arrival.

The movie is very retro without feeling old fashioned, with a solid premise well worth investing some time into.


Kidnapped is a bleak and disturbing movie, one that takes the same home invasion premise as Knock at the Cabin and absolutely runs with it.

The plot centers on three hooded Eastern-European criminals who burst into a home and hold the family therein hostage. With the house locked behind a gated community, the father is forced to empty his credit cards, as the misery compounds into a suspenseful thrill ride.

This one is certainly not for the faint-hearted but it makes for a very solid thriller all the same.

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever isn’t exactly groundbreaking but its setting and psychologically charged isolation will certainly draw some similarities to Knock at the Cabin.

For those unaware, this 2002 movie sees five college graduates head up to rent a cabin in the woods and fall victim to a horrifying virus that begins to eat away at the flesh. This, unfortunately, draws some unwanted attention from the maniacal locals who come a’kncoking.

There’s some pretty gnarly scenes in here too, including an infamous leg-shaving scene that’ll stick with you!


Split has more than a few similarities to Knock at the Cabin but perhaps its most iconic comes from the acting. Much like Bautista’s performance, James McAvoy puts on a career best as a man diagnosed with 23 distinct personalities.

When this man kidnaps three girls, they’re forced to try and escape before the emergence of a prophesied monstrous 24th personality emerges. It’s a race against time and the only solution is for the girls to work together before it’s too late.

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods is one of those movies that’s best to go into completely blind. This film takes the tried and tested camp horror idea and expands that into something wholly original.

At its core, this story revolves around five friends who go for a break at a remote cabin. There, they end up with more than they bargained for as they discover the horrifying truth behind this cabin.

Wirthout giving too much away, this is one of those films that you’ll either love or hate. Either way, it’s undoubtedly original in its intention and definitely worth a watch.

You’re Next

If you’re looking for a gory thriller with a lot of twists and turns, You’re Next should definitely be on your radar.

The story begins with a family reunion which turns into a full-on massacre when a gang of masked killers invade a sprawling mansion in the middle of the country. On a ruthless mission of murder, the group bite off more than they can chew when they realize one of the group has a talent for fighting back — violently.

Cleverly written and with a sharp eye for detail, this one’s well worth a watch.

So there we have it, our 10 movie picks to keep you busy after watching Knock at the Cabin.

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