It Comes At Night: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

17-year-old Travis is secure within a desolate home with his protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo), watches his world abruptly change with the arrival of a desperate couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough) and their young child. Panic and mistrust grow as the dangers of the outside world creep ever closer… but they may be nothing compared to the dangers within.

Right out of the gate I’m going to just come out and say that the trailers to this film were very misleading. They made it out to be a scary horror film when in reality it was a slow burn thriller with a post apocalyptic setting. Normally with that kind of misleading marketing I usually tend to become negative about the film but this was a different case. It was still really intriguing and had this beautiful darkness about it. One thing that I will say right off the bat is that it is wonderfully shot. The cinematography really punched up the tension throughout the film and had me on the edge of my seat. The plot is a simple one that concentrates more on paranoia than horror and mixing that with the stationary setting creates more of a claustrophobic feeling. The cast did amazingly well and you can feel and sense every emotion that they went through. Edgerton and Abbott had this fantastic chemistry that intensified as the film progressed with multiple moments that made you question each of their intentions. The movie definitely is one of those that either you love or hate and I think that mainly has to do with the trailers. If you like artsy kind of films then you’ll love it without a doubt. If you’re looking for a horror experience then there’s a good chance that you’ll end up disappointed. I will say that if you’re in the latter then I urge you to at least give it a shot because it is a very well done film with plenty of nail biting moments. 8/10

Special Features:

Human Nature: Creating It Comes at Night – The usual Behind The Scenes look at the film with interviews and clips scattered throughout.

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults and Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr.

It Comes At Night is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate


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