‘Knock at the Cabin’ Ending Explained: Breaking Down the Hit Thriller
Audiences are thrilling to M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Knock at the Cabin, based on the novel The Cabin at the End of the World. The movie stars Dave Bautista as a man who believes he has been summoned by God to deliver an ultimatum to a family enjoying a vacation at a cabin in the Pennsylvania woods. These people must choose to kill one of their members and then actively go through with the sacrifice. Otherwise, they will live but the rest of the world will perish in a series of horrific disasters and plagues.
This film is loaded with religious and Biblical imagery, including the fact that there are four zealots who invade this cabin, and can be seen to represent the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In our latest video, we break down the entire movie, and take a very close look at the film’s ending. We reveal the meaning of the grasshoppers in the opening sequence, which of the four zealots represent who of the Horsemen, what this movie has in common with the upcoming Joker sequel starring Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga, and how Shyamalan’s decision to make it clear that the apocalypse is happening affects the overall meaning of the story. Watch the full video breakdown below:
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