It Comes at Night
A grim new entry in the post-horror genre, where terse, atmospheric cabin-in-the-woods paranoia ratchets the tension to unbearable levels.
In the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm, a family is secure within a desolate home. With his vigilant, protective and heavily armed parents, 17 year-old Travis navigates fear and grief as a young couple seeks refuge in his family home with their young child. Panic and mistrust boil over as the horrors of the outside world creep ever closer.
Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his breakout debut Krisha with this psychological horror thriller, a nerve-shredding, slow cooking subversion of terror tropes. Actor Joel Edgerton channels the thinly-veiled intensity of a man on the edge, as Shults’ minimalist rigor draws forth an existential examination of our collective fears of death. It is an uncompromising vision of a post-apocalyptic future, where in a virus-eaten world, the greatest dangers lie within.
Cast & Credits
American director Trey Edward Shults broke out with his first feature Krisha (2015), premiering at SXSW, winning the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, and playing in Cannes Critics Week. He has worked with Terrence Malick on productions such as The Tree of Life (2011) and Song to Song (2017). It Comes at Night premiered at the Overlook Film Festival.
David Kaplan, Andrew Roa
Trey Edward Shults
Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott
• In-competition, International Online Cinema Awards 2017
• Official Selection, Overlook Film Festival 2017