In the first trailer for It Comes At Night we quickly learn that “fear turns men into monsters.” The post-apocalyptic horror doesn’t come out until June 9, but it is already being billed as the “scariest movie of 2017” and garnered critical acclaim at the Overlook Film Festival over the weekend.
The plot synopsis:
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. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.
The psychological thriller centers on the “struggles of a family unit in the aftermath of a plague that seems to have wiped out much of civilization.”
It Comes At Night stars Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Roots), and Christopher Abbott (A Most Violent Year).
It was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults (Krishna) who said he was motivated to make the movie because of his fear of death.
“The opening scene is literally what I was saying to my dad on his deathbed,” Shults said.
“There are only a few scares in It Comes At Night, at least not of the easy jump scare variety,” Uproxx reports in a review. “But the film is almost relentlessly scary.”
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