A married couple (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo) and their teenage son (Kelvin Harrison) isolate themselves from the rest of humanity when a mysterious plague throws civilization into chaos, but their secluded existence is threatened when a young family seek shelter with them. Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough co-star. Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults (Krisha).~Jack Rodgers
Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Trey Edward Shults and Actor Kelvin Harrison Jr.
The title is a bit of a misnomer. Nothing ever actually comes at night. There’s some kind of deadly unknown disease that spreads and wipes out most of humanity. This film is basically about the lengths people will go to in a post apocalyptic world to protect the ones they love. I thought the acting was phenomenal. The ending was realistic, although it left a bit to be desired. It did not feel like there was much closure. To me, the movie felt kind of like a cross between Bird Box and A Quiet Place. If you watched either of those films and enjoyed them I’d say give this one a watch! Just don’t expect a lot of blood and gore and don’t wait for something to actually come at night or you will be disappointed.
I was looking forward to this film. Heard it was a good horror film. Not so such much. Is it a horror film? Is it an apocalyptic film? Is it a sci-fi film? Not sure on all counts. You are dropped into a family dwelling in an unknown time. Clearly something has happened but you don't know what and in the end you probably won't care. If you are expecting a story with a beginning middle and end... this isn't the movie for you. If you want to know what is happening this isn't the movie for you.
As the story unfolds you are drawn into a family of four which turns into three pretty quickly. That's not a spoiler it happens in the first five minutes. You are supposed to care about these people and their situation but you don't know what their situation is. After it's all over you will have to decide for yourself if you care about them, their situation and or anything else.
I was warned THE MUMMY was awful. I have to say I liked THE MUMMY more. I'm not a person who demands a beginning, middle and end. In fact I like movies that make you ask questions. The acting is good, the direction and photography were good. The thing is...some people will like this some will not. I am luke warm on it.
My son loves this movie and wanted it this holiday season to add to this collection. Blurry discs always seem like the best choice.
And the price was great!
(I haven't seen it, though he wanted it and pretty certain my wife watched it with him)
Not hearing anything about this movie, i took a chance on this and purchased it. Glad i did. It is about a family who are secured within their desolated home deep within the woods. Said Family has also established a tenuous domestic way of living alone. Now, imagine there is something unnatural that is terrorizing the world as well as bring sickness and death. Suddenly a desperate young family shows up requesting refuge. What would you do?
Despite my conflicting feelings regarding the ending, this film crawled its way deep under my skin. At its core the film explores death, uncertainty, and fear in both subtle and unique fashion. Fear can lead many of us down a path we would never dream of treading, but the story here is not afraid of where that path may lead. I can't say it'll leave you completely satisfied, but I can certainly say it will shock and awe.
It Comes at Night follows a recent trend of some horror movies that have been overpraised critically for merely being a solid horror movie. I understand the drive, any critic that has to watch most of the mainstream horror releases must be so pleasantly relieved when they get a solid one that it may feel like a masterpiece or a redefinition of what horror movies are supposed to be - even when it isn't. It Comes at Night is supremely confident in it's storytelling and its tricks. It strips its story bare down to the essential elements of the genre, if not reinventing then rearranging its elements into a more different than usual concoction of suspense.
Although marketed as more of a straight up horror film, this is definitely more of a drama and thriller with some scares. Great acting, story, and has you questioning many things in regards to morals and family. If you like cerebral films and those released by A24, I would definitely suggest this film.