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Joel Edgerton & Christopher Abbott.

Eric McNatt/Courtesy of A24

3.5 out of 4 stars

Title
It Comes at Night
Written by
Trey Edward Shults
Directed by
Trey Edward Shults
Starring
Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Riley Keough
Classification
R
Country
USA
Language
English

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the woods. From Krisha director Trey Edward Shults comes a different kind of family drama.

Set in an unnamed postcatastrophe fear-state, the psychological horror film It Comes at Night stars Joel Edgerton as a father protecting his family against infectious disease and foragers in a remote summer home.

Although the panic is palpable, a lethal pragmatism and hypervigilance rule the characters' motives and grim actions. Mistrust abounds and hospitality and humanity are casualties. Scored intensely and photographed vividly, the electric film imagines a small slice of doomsday with horrific believability.

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