The Little Indie Film That Couldn’t. It Comes At Night A Review By Gorehor

It Comes At Night, an American horror/psychological thriller from A24 Films.

Director: Trey Edward Shults.
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Riley Keough.
Boxes Office:
Opening Weekend $5,988,370 (USA) (9 June 2017)

There’s not much one can say about the actual picture itself without leaking spoilers.

Set in a post-apocalyptic setting, it’s the story of a family who isolates themselves in a house deep within the woods as an attempt to keep them safe from an unknown infectious disease.

The film take a serious turn when later we are introduced to another family of survivors. Eventually the two families combine forces and resources to take on struggles of survival.

It’s a great display of who do trust and how far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work as a horror movie.

This film would’ve made an excellent Lifetime movie. It’s really more of a drama with a psychological twist relying heavily on graphic dream sequences​ to build suspense, but in the long run creates more confusion than reward.

Its almost feels like the horror aspect was forced so it would be justifiable in placing it into​ the Horror genre.

The title “ It Comes At Night “ is just a metaphor and very misleading. There’s​ several plot lines that are touched on but never explained.

Even with a well rounded cast and amazing cinematography, it just wasn’t enough to carry the film on its back. For the story itself will leave you clueless.

Another film with a well crafted intense trailer followed by a fluffed up media push with the usual Hollywood hype to rope you in then leaves you completely disappointed.

This has kind of been a pattern with recent A24 flicks. It’s typical Hollywood horseshit, another massive let down for horror fans.

Official Trailer: