The Knock at the Cabin soundtrack includes music by Aretha Franklin, KC and the Sunshine Band and Nancy Sinatra. This info article contains spoilers and song details for M. Night Shyamalan’s 2023 movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Knock at the Cabin stars Dave Bautista as Leonard, the leader of a group who invades a country home. Jonathan Groff co-stars as Eric, a gay man who vacations with his husband and daughter. The storyline follows Leonard and company as they try to prevent an apocalyptic event. Composer Herdís Stefánsdóttir (The Essex Serpent) scored the 100-minute film; music supervisor Susan Jacobs (Silver Linings Playbook) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Knock at the Cabin, an adaptation of Paul G. Tremblay’s 2018 novel The Cabin at the End of the World.
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Knock at the Cabin Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2023 Movie
- “Distance” by Emily King (00:09:00): The Knock at the Cabin soundtrack song plays during an interior scene. Wen (Kristen Cui) enters a country cabin. She speaks to Eric and Andrew (Ben Aldridge).
- “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive ” by Aretha Franklin (00:17:00): A dinner sequence begins. Andrew’s parents meet with him and Eric. Music plays from a speaker system.
- “Boogie Shoes” by KC and the Sunshine Band (00:43:00): The track is featured during a car sequence. Eric, Andrew and Wen sing together. The track plays again at 01:31:00.
- “Sugar Town” by Nancy Sinatra (00:54:00): The Knock at the Cabin soundtrack song accompanies an interior montage. Wen eats a meal. Adriane (Abby Quinn) talks about making breakfast burritos.
- “Long Train Runnin'” by The Doobie Brothers (01:08:00): A bar sequence begins. Eric and Andrew discuss their personal faults. Music plays in the background.
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Knock at the Cabin released theatrically in February 2023.
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