It Comes At Night : “Masterful piece of horror filmmaking.”
It Comes At Night is expected to hit theaters June 09, alongside Tom Cruise’s The Mummy. The movie starring Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott is one of the most anticipated horror films this year. It Comes At Night is directed and written by Trey Edward Shults who directed in 2015 the movie Krisha and got great reviews from critics.
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Here are the critics’ thoughts:
Time Out New York – Joshua Rothkopf.
It Comes at Night is a film of tense gradations, a chamber piece set at the twilight of humanity. Full Review.
Indiewire – Eric Kohn.
Once again, Shults has delivered a top-notch psychological thriller, but It Comes at Night builds an unnerving atmosphere around unspecified sci-fi circumstances. Full Review.
Variety – Owen Gleiberman.
It Comes at Night is a good, tight, impressive little exercise. I was held by it, but the movie, while tense and absorbing, is ultimately a tad forgettable, because it thinks it’s up to more than it is.
The movie is a close-quarters psychological thriller built artfully and honestly, from the ground up, with more of a nod to early John Carpenter than mid-period Danny Boyle. Full Review.
Collider – Perri Nemiroff.
The decisions the characters make throughout the film are deeply rooted in who they are, not strictly because this disease forces them to make that choice, and that makes It Comes At Night an all-consuming and deeply disturbing film. Full Review.
Uproxx – Keith Phipps.
The film, like its director, offers no answers, nor does it need to. It’s an unnerving, masterful piece of horror filmmaking. Full Review.
Paste Magazine – Dom Sinacola.
Shults’s film is many things-heart-wrenching, paced to perfection, a masterclass in visual storytelling and genuinely terrifying-but that nothing about it feels beyond the grasp of what Shults wants it to be, of what he knows it can be. Full Review.
JoBlo’s Movie Emporium – Chris Bumbray.
The payoff is big, and the journey is never less than absorbing, and this, along with GET OUT, proves that horror as a genre for legit A-level work is back in full-force. Full Review.
Birth Movies Death – Meredith Borders
Devastating. A nightmare of paranoia and mistrust. Full Review.
The Hollywood Reporter – Sheri Linden
With his fine cast and his gracefully restrained screenplay, Shults makes horror recognizable. Full Review.
Consequence of Sound – Randall Colburn
It Comes at Night isn’t scary so much as it’s horrific, though Shults is extremely gifted at cultivating the kind of slow, droning dread that inflates in your chest like a black balloon. Full Review.
Screen International – Tim Grierson
Shults has once again made a movie about the terror of family, but It Comes At Night’s confident, ruthless craftsmanship suggests a filmmaker only starting to reach his potential. Full Review.
Movie Nation – Roger Moore
Shults has concocted a nightmare within a nightmare, a test of nerves and a wary mystery. Full Review.
Slant Magazine – Christopher Gray
The film’s minimalism is rigorous, but its every moment of barebones craftsmanship is accompanied by plodding drama and an unsustainable heap of unanswered questions. Full Review.
- 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.
- Director: Trey Edward Shults.
- Cast: Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison, Griffin Robert Faulkner, David Pendleton, Mick O’Rourke, Chase Joliet.
- Runtime: 97min.
- Rating: R.
- Release date: June 9, 2017.
- Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery.