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9th June
2017
written by Adam

Hidden deep within the woods, one man, Paul (Joel Egerton) along with his wife and son (Carmen Ejogo and Kelvin Harrison Jr.) are staying alive as a strange and unknown threat destroys humanity. But, what terrors may disturb this family’s peace when an even younger family discovers their refuge? Written and Directed by Trey Edward Shults, this new breed of “horror” seems less about monsters and more about inner demons and humanity’s struggle for morality in the face of intense strain; a sense one could say is horrific but not necessarily traditional horror and perhaps more based in the suspense thriller genres. Solid acting all round gives notable performances to the entire ensemble, and well paced tension, sound design, and shot composition keeps the film interesting up to its vivid completion. Clocking in at 91 minutes of runtime, welcomes are not overstayed, although equally enjoyable on the small screen this gem is best considered a rental. It Comes at Night is rated R.

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