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It Comes At Night has gotten a very impressive and frightening first full length trailer before its release in June.

Check it out by hitting play above.

Directed by Trey Edward Shults, It Comes At Night stars Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott and Kelvin Harrison Jr. 

The plot synopsis is as follows.

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terroizes the world, the tenuous order a man has established with his wife and son is put to the ulimate test with the arrival of a desperate family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within the man as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul. 

It Comes At Night hooks you with themes of isolation, family and fear of the unknown threat after the sun goes down. I’m reminded of young Newt in Aliens as she warns Ripley “they mostly come at night. Mostly.”

I love horror movies but the market is over-saturated with a lot of trash lately. So when a horror movie trailer comes along and looks promising as hell (like IT) I want to make sure word gets out about it.

This trailer does everything right. It sets up a story without giving anything away, it asks questions that seeing the movie will (hopefully) answer, and best of all, gets you incredibly curious about it. There are no jump scares here – nothing suddenly and very loudly jumps out at you to get a cheap thrill, rather it is the threat of the unknown that makes It Comes at Night look so intriguing yet terrifying.

It looks like a mix between The Village (had it actually been a horror movie) and Z for Zachariah.

I may be one of few, but I am incredibly excited for this film. Having seen the director’s previous work with Krisha, I am keen to see how he tackles a psychological horror piece. Could It Comes At Night be a new horror classic? We will find out when it hits theaters in June. Probably 2022 for Australian cinemas then.

 

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