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.
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.