First Knock at the Cabin Poster Invites You to Save Your Family or Save the World

Save your family or save humanity? That is the difficult question posed by the first poster for Knock at the Cabin. From The Sixth Sense and Old director M. Night Shyamalan, the release of the poster comes alongside the release of the first trailer for the mysterious horror movie, which finds a family falling victim to a home invasion from a small group of fanatics who believe they have been tasked with stopping the apocalypse. You can check out the first poster for Knock at the Cabin below.

Released courtesy of the official Twitter account for Knock at the Cabin, the poster is somehow simultaneously both warm and vibrant and unrelentingly creepy, as a small girl (Kristen Cui’s character Wen) kindly offers a flower to several people whose shadows hauntingly loom over her, adding a sense of terror to what would be a picturesque setting.


Typical of Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin has been shrouded in mystery. Until now, that is. Thanks to the newly released trailer, we now know that Knock at the Cabin will follow a family who, while vacationing at a remote cabin, 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.

From visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista (Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy), Tony award and Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, Mindhunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (Persuasion, Old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little Women, Landline) and Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter).

Knock at the Cabin is Based on the Novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul G. Tremblay

Universal Pictures

It has also now been revealed that Knock at the Cabin will be based on the novel The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul G. Tremblay. Released in 2018, the novel has since been described by seminal horror author Stephen King as “thought-provoking and terrifying” and was awarded the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Novel in 2019.

Tremblay has been batting back questions about the adaptation since Knock at the Cabin was first announced. Thankfully, the author can now openly discuss the project, which he did in a recent interview with CNBC.

“I honestly spent a chunk of my 2022 spring quelling internet rumors and putting out Twitter fires connecting the book and movie. It reached a point in early June where that became impossible, however, with all the information out there, including the IMDb page. I have been doing my part to be respectful of movie marketing desires and certainly wouldn’t dream of spoiling anything. Like the majority of adaptations, there will be story changes and differences compared to the book so my readers will still be surprised by the film.”

Knock at the Cabin is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 3, 2023, by Universal Pictures.