‘It Comes At Night’ Is An Edgy And Unusual Horror Movie | Film Review
It Comes At Night is a recently released horror mystery film starring Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough and Kelvin Harrison Jr. It is directed by Trey Edward Shults (known for Mother And Son and Krisha).
A synopsis for this film reads: “Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.”
It Comes At Night is a psychological horror that brilliantly avoids a typical, predictable horror cliché and shifts itself into being an anti-horror film instead. The characters on this one are precisely smart, well developed, and powerfully acted along with the simple, yet twisted survival concept and atmospherically creepy setting.
This film proves that sometimes, what is left unseen and untold can be scarier than you might expect. These are the things that make the film so intriguing to watch as it slowly hooks you to the suspense by squeezing the fear, paranoia, suspicion, and survival instinct of our human nature out to their worst nightmare, which all results in this nail-biting, thrilling final act that will cringe shudder you until the credits roll.
This film wants to make the audiences feel desperate and unsettled while piling up their fears from something they don’t know or see. This movie is not for everyone and I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a jumpy scare with loud or random creatures appearing on the screen. It is probably the most realistic post apocalyptic story I have ever come across.
Anyone who knows the frequency and probabilities of solar flairs and what they would do to our civilization has probably played out scenarios in their head that are almost identical to the plot of this movie. I appreciated a lot the acting in this one, which was top class, Joel Edgerton especially.
The way it was shot made the film edgy and not knowing what to expect is one of its best qualities. If I were to rate It Comes At Night I would give it a 7 out of 10.
It Comes At Night is out in cinemas everywhere! Here’s a preview of what you can expect: