Heart-pounding suspense and razor-sharp tension highlight this highly acclaimed thriller. Seventeen-year-old Travis, secure within a desolate home with his protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogog), watches his world abruptly change with the arrival of a desperate couple (Chris Abbot and Riley Keough) and their young child. Panic and mistrust grow as the dangers of the outside world creep every closer…but they may be nothing compared to the dangers within.
Directed By: Trey Edward Shults
Written By: Trey Edward Shults
Starring: Joel Edgerton (Paul), Christopher Abbot (Will), Carmen Ejogo (Sarah), Riley Keough (Kim), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Travis), Griffin Robert Faulkner (Andrew), David Pendleton (Bud), and more.
Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Trey Edward Shults and Actor Kelvin Harrision Jr.
I give the It Comes At Night Blu-ray a B-.
We know there is a bubonic plague type illness as the film opens up with a man dying of some unknown sickness. But the film never explains what it is. It seemed more as if the horror was yourself, instincts, and thoughts (Solitude). It also showed that your will to survive can cause you to do some unthinkable things as well as the fact that this family was secluded from the outside world. That in itself can be horrific.
Not that this film was super scary as I didn’t know what they feared besides this unknown sickness. I did like the first nightmare that Travis had (played by Kelvin Harrison Jr.). The way they filmed that scene actually had me pull the covers up to my eyes and I was peeking to see what was happening. I did like the progression of the family’s lack of trust and how their instinct to survive caused them to do things they normally wouldn’t. The seclusion alone would cause anyone to go insane.
Catch It Comes At Night out on Blu-ray & Digital HD Tuesday, September 12th!