A24’s been doing a fine job putting out some of our favorite movies, with a nice range of genres that spur award nominations (Moonlight, Room) to science fiction (Ex Machina, The Lobster) to terror (Green Room, The Witch). Their latest, from director Trey Edward Shults (Krisha — SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Award winner, 2014), is clearly the latter. Starring Joel Edgerton — talk about range, he’s just coming off Loving — as a man trying to protect his family from … whomever or whatever’s outside their house; It Comes at Night knows just how to push our panic buttons. Check the trailer:
Gotta love an editor who knows just how to build tension and throw a proper tease; we don’t know exactly what’s happening, but I think we can pretty much rule out that everything will be okay. Hmm … that seems a familiar feeling.
It Comes at Night also stars Riley Keough, Christopher Abbott, Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Carmen Ejogo; it hits theaters August 17th.