'Knock Knock'

'Knock Knock' tells the story of down-on-his-luck former boxer Sam Grant (Kerry Tartack), who one night finds himself caught in a whirlwind of conjecture and conundrum as his colorful and quirky neighbors (Sisi Berry, Chuk Hell, Rachel Atterson) come to him with scary tales of their apartment’s mysterious new resident.

Inspired by the retro horror classics of VHS days gone by, 'Knock Knock', is sure to be a treat for any horror fan and aficionado!

  • Toby Canto Jr.
    Director
    Dorm of the Dead (Director), Summertime Killers (Producer)
  • Toby Canto Jr.
    Writer
    Dorm of the Dead (Director), Summertime Killers (Producer)
  • Toby Canto Jr.
    Producer
    Dorm of the Dead (Director), Summertime Killers (Producer)
  • Kerry Tartack
    Key Cast
    "Sam Grant"
    The Newton Boys, Herschel's Profile
  • Sisi Berry
    Key Cast
    "Olivia Cruz"
  • Chuk Hell
    Key Cast
    "Dragon"
    Intervention (Short)
  • Rachel Atterson
    Key Cast
    "Gretchen Matthews"
  • Lucas Ayoub
    Key Cast
    "The Mysterious Neighbor"
    Inheritance, The Golden Rut
  • Mauricio Gonzales Beckmann
    Executive Producers
    Open House ATX
  • Ron Yakerson
    Executive Producers
    Open House ATX
  • Donavan Seschillie
    Director of Photography
    Rocket Boy
  • Shannon Comte
    Production Coordinators
  • Jay West
    Production Coordinators
  • Cecelia Gay
    Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Hilarie McLaughlin
    Production Designer
  • Robert Butler
    Props Master
  • Eddie Canto
    Art Director
  • Mauricio Gonzales Beckmann
    Sound Department
  • Steven Canham
    Sound Department
  • Toby Canto Jr.
    Sound Department
  • Steven Canham
    Music By
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    54 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:20-1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival
    Tucson
    United States
    September 17, 2016
Distribution Information
  • Meridian Releasing Group
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Toby Canto Jr.

Hailing from a land where it is "Summer Every Damn Day", Tucson, AZ — Toby Canto knew from an early age what he wanted to do... play make believe and action figures ALL THE TIME. Years down the road he found several like minded individuals in high school and college that motivated him to develop his passion for storytelling.

During his senior year at the University of Arizona, his Producing Capstone class pulled off the impossible, by being the first to produce a feature film as a final project, 'Dorm of the Dead' in 2008. Soon after, Toby produced the feature film 'Summertime Killers' directed by friend and colleague Gary Sundt. Following that, he spent a number of years in the always awesome Austin, TX where he established his own production company, Pop Art Pictures, and wrote & directed his second feature film - a love letter to 80's horror comedies, 'Knock Knock'.

He now resides in Los Angeles, where he's been shaking up the scene with a healthy dose of superheroes, monsters, pop culture, and a little bit of dancing. He GREATLY THANKS his familia and friends for their support in allowing him to think that living in a cardboard box is cool for now, to you know… pursue art and stuff.

'Knock Knock' is his most recent feature film directorial project and a love letter to some of his favorite horror/comedy directors. He is incredibly grateful to all the family and friends who gave what time or money they could, to make this project a reality. It makes him smile every time he watches it. He hopes it makes other people smile too.

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Director Statement

I like Turtles...

Because why not, they're nice creatures.
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All joking aside, if you'd like some more information into my process of putting 'Knock Knock' together. I had the pleasure of doing an interview for the movie review site (re) Search My Trash. Link's on the right!