“It Comes at Night” is a horror film set in a post-apocalyptic world where a highly contagious and deadly disease has decimated the population. The film follows a small family, Paul, Sarah, and their teenage son Travis, who live in isolation in a remote cabin in the woods.
Their peaceful existence is shattered when a desperate family seeks refuge with them, and they reluctantly agree to take them in. As tensions rise and trust erodes, the characters are forced to confront their own fears and prejudices as they struggle to survive in a world where danger lurks around every corner.
“It Comes at Night” is a tense and atmospheric film that relies on suspense and psychological horror rather than jump scares and gore. Director trey edward shults creates a claustrophobic and unsettling environment that keeps the audience on the edge of their seat throughout the film.
The performances by the small cast, including joel edgerton and kelvin harrison jr., are excellent, and the film's cinematography and sound design are both outstanding, creating a palpable sense of dread and unease.
While some viewers may be disappointed by the lack of traditional horror elements, the film's slow-burning tension and ambiguous ending are sure to leave a lasting impression on those who appreciate a more subtle and nuanced approach to horror.
“It Comes at Night” was not widely recognized by major award ceremonies, but it did receive several nominations and awards at smaller film festivals. These include:
- Nomination for Best Supporting Actor (kelvin harrison jr.) at the Gotham Awards
- Best Editing at the Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards
- Best Directorial Debut at the National Board of Review Awards
|Directed by||trey edward shults|
|Written by||trey edward shults|
|Produced by||David Kaplan Andrea Roa|
|Starring||joel edgerton, christopher abbott, carmen ejogo, kelvin harrison jr., riley keough,|
|Edited by||trey edward shults Matthew Hannam|
|Music by||Brian McOmber|
|A24 Animal Kingdom|
|Release dates||April 29, 2017 (Overlook Film Festival) June 9, 2017 (United States)|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Box office||$20 million|